ADELANTO – The City of Adelanto, for the 22nd year will be celebrating National Day of Prayer by conducting a special ceremony. This yearly event takes place on May 4, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at the flagpole located at the city hall at 11600 Air Expressway. Pastor Dane Davis from First Christian Church will be coordinating the event.
This year marks the 65th Anniversary of National Day of Prayer when people of all faiths in the United States are called on to pray for the nation and its leaders. “There is so much division in our world, our country, that people of all faiths coming together to pray is a powerful way to promote peace and tranquility,” said Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright. President Harry Truman signed a bill on April 17, 1952, proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. In 1988, the law was amended by President Reagan, who designated the first Thursday of May as National Day of Prayer.
“Prayer is much more than a tradition. It’s the lifeblood of any nation that claims— in God We Trust,” said Pastor Davis. “Our national and local leaders, military personnel, schools, churches, and families all need prayers so please join us on Thursday, May 4th as we lift them up to our Father in heaven, “he added.
The ceremony will last approximately one hour, attendees will be able to enjoy free refreshments including sandwiches, chips, and cookies at the conclusion of the ceremony.
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