Adelanto to Host National Day of Prayer Ceremony

By Staff Reports

(Adelanto)– The City of Adelanto will once again conduct a ceremony in recognition of the National Day of Prayer. The ceremony will take place at the flag pole at City Hall on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12 noon, and is coordinated by Pastor Dane Davis from First Christian Church.

“There has been much strife and discord in our country and state since we last celebrated this occasion, and there’s even more of a need for us come together and pray for our leaders,” said Mayor Richard Kerr, who will present a proclamation on behalf of the city.

“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 our prayer so please join us on Thursday, May 3 as we lift them up to our Father in heaven,” he added.

2018 marks the 66th Anniversary of the National Day of Prayer when people of different faiths in the United States are called on to pray for the nation and its leaders.  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.

At the conclusion of the hour long ceremony attendees will be able to enjoy free refreshments including sandwiches, chips and cookies.
For more information, contact Virginia Cervantes at: (760) 246-4100; or by email: vcervantes@ci.adelanto.ca.us

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