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Wisconsin holds National Day of Prayer events statewide

The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer is set for Thursday, May 1, and Badger State faith leaders are preparing for celebratory and commemorative gatherings.

The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer is set for Thursday, May 1, and Badger State faith leaders are preparing for celebratory and commemorative gatherings.
National Day of Prayer – promotional artwork – fair use

With an expressed aim “to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture,” the National Day of Prayer is held annually on the first Thursday of May.

The National Day of Prayer observance was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

National Day of Prayer events across Wisconsin for 2014 include:

  • Cumberland National Day of Prayer Breakfast – Maddy’s Restaurant, Cumberland, Wisconsin.
  • Evening Concert of Prayer – Christian Community Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • National Day of Prayer Breakfast – Fond du Lac Family YMCA, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
  • National Day of Prayer Gathering – Valley Baptist Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Walworth County Prayer Breakfast – Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, Wisconsin.
  • Waushara County National Day of Prayer Event – Waushara County Courthouse, Wautoma, Wisconsin.

Many additional churches and faith-based groups plan gatherings for the National Day of Prayer. Interested participants are advised to check with individual organizations for meeting locations, times, and other details.

A live-feed webcast is to run May 1 for the National Day of Prayer.

Across the U.S., individuals and groups may tune in for a 24-hour webcast (with a live feed from GOD TV), beginning at midnight and running all day on May 1.

This broadcast will offer the 2014 National Observance of the National Day of Prayer, hosted by U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama) and airing live from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, from 9:a.m. to noon (ET) on May 1. Featured speakers include:

  • U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt
  • John Bornschein, Vice Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force
  • Vonette Bright (widow of Campus Crusade founder Bill Bright)
  • David Butts, of Harvest Prayer Ministries
  • Father Patrick Conroy, U.S. Congress chaplain
  • Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Focus on the Family founders
  • Dr. Dick Eastman, of Every Home for Christ
  • Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Rev. Billy Graham), honorary chairman, 2014 National Day of Prayer
  • The Honorable Bob McEwen, former U.S. Congressman (R-Ohio)
  • U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-North Carolina)
  • Don Moen, praise and worship leader
  • and more.

For 2014, the National Day of Prayer theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer.” The banner Scripture verse is Romans 15:6: So that with one mind and one voice, you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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