*Update with location change:
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021
Revised Location: ANSONIA HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT, 20 PULASKI HWY.
Tune in via 87.9 FM or bring lawn chairs to sit in front of your vehicle.
Music prelude: 5-5:30 pm; Event: 5:30-7 p.m. – rain or shine!
|This photo is from a previous National Day of Prayer event held in Ansonia./ Contributed photo|
ANSONIA - Residents are invited to answer the call of prayer May 6 in observance of the 70th annual National Day of Prayer.
The event is from 5:30-7 p.m., with a music prelude from 5-5:30 p.m.. It will be held in the Ansonia High School parking lot, 20 Pulaski Highway. (updated location)
This is the Judeo-Christian expression of the NDP, and all are welcome!
The National Day of Prayer affords residents the opportunity to join in prayer as one unified body with those church leaders and laymen who will be leading in prayer for the Government, Military, Media, Business/Workplace, Education, Church, Family, and more.
It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come in faith before His throne.
Prayer has been the key to the success America has experienced from her birth, and by God’s grace and our diligence to follow truth, she will continue to thrive.
The theme for 2021 is “Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life, and Liberty,” emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men.
The scripture reference is II Corinthians 3:17.
President Harry Truman designated the first National Day of Prayer in 1952. The event was designated for the first Thursday in May annually by President Reagan.
On the occasion of the 1982 National Day of Prayer, Reagan remarked that “prayer has sustained our people in crisis, strengthened us in times of challenge, and guided us through our daily lives since the first settlers came to this continent. Our forbears came not for gold, but mainly in search of God and the freedom to worship in their own way.”
He also said: “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”
This is a press release from Ansonia resident Pat Boemmels.