Church to open for National Day of Prayer

Published 1:39 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016

The sanctuary of Farmville Presbyterian Church will be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. for the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of America’s heritage and is as relevant and critical today as it was at the first call by the Continental Congress in 1775, according to the National Day of Prayer website.

Established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress, signed by President Harry Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Ronald Reagan in 1988, it states that: “The president shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups and as individuals.”

The Rev. Dion Elmore from the National Day of Prayer Taskforce said, “As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, and cultural tensions citizens of the United States are preparing to heed the call by our elected leaders to rise to the occasion and exercise one of their most precious freedoms — the right to gather, turn to God and pray. Will you respond to the call? Will you pray for America?”

Farmville Presbyterian Church is located at 200 W. Third St., The session invites the  community to pray for family, church, nation and those in need.