Voices will be raised in song and prayer at the historic Jacinto Courthouse as the Jacinto Foundation hosts its third annual commemoration of the National Day of Prayer.
The event is set for 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 4 under the new pavilion adjacent to the courthouse.
“I just think it’s so important to come together,” said Jacinto Foundation Executive Director Charlette Foster.
The event will include prayers from area pastors, deacons and community members along with music from a variety of local singers and musicians honoring God and praying for the country.
Foster said they chose an evening time for the commemoration to give those who may be working or have other obligations the opportunity to join them. She said they’ve planned a simple, heartfelt program and welcome anyone and everyone to come together to honor God.
“We make it simple and welcoming for everyone,” she said.
This year’s theme for the National Day of Prayer is “Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much”, taken from James 5:16B which read “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
The National Day of Prayer was established on the first Thursday in May in 1952 by a joint resolution of the US Congress and signed into law by President Harry S Truman. Events are typically focused on praying for seven centers of influence in the nation: government, military, media, business, education, church and family.
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