National Day of Prayer

Posted on by Shannon Belzile

In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer, including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.


National Day of Prayer is just around the corner! Wabash Valley Youth for Christ celebrates by meeting with local leaders in our community, breaking bread in the form of toast and eggs, and praying for one another and our city. This is our third year to hold this breakfast and we want to make sure you are invited! We had a great turn out last year and want to continue the momentum into this next year. Our schools are going to be going through some major changes with the establishment of a new Superintendent coming our way. 

Some ideas of what you can be praying for:

  • A new Superintendent that will understand the impact YFC has/can have on schools in the Valley
  • The safety and protection of our school children
  • The summer time when children of poverty may not be getting adequate meals and what we can do to help
  • Local churches searching for youth workers


We hope to see you May 3rd!

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