The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5, 2016.
This year’s theme is:” Wake up America!”
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Since its inception, this day has continually united Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer while also encouraging personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans and is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens to celebrate our most beloved freedom; the freedom to humbly come before God and seek His guidance in prayer.
Mrs. Shirley Dobson serves as the Chairman and Dr. Tony Evans serves as the Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The Theme for 2016 is Wake Up America and is based on Isaiah 58:1.
Tehachapi will be celebrating with the following events:
- 30th Annual Prayer Breakfast – 6:45am – McMullan Hall at St. Malachy’s – 407 West E Street – Guest Speaker: Marget Willer, Director of Salvation Army Service Center. Tickets $10 – available at: Witt’s The Loop Newspaper, or from any Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi Member. Contact Don Bowman 822-5516 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. All are welcome!
- Noon Prayer Rally @ City Hall 115 S. Robinson St. – Local church leaders will lead us in united prayer for our country on different topics.
- 7:00 – 8:30pm -Community Church Service – All-City Church Service will be at St. Jude’s Anglican Church on Curry – Men of Faith Quartet will provide music. Dale Sheley will be the evening’s speaker.
Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet – Isaiah 58:1