National Day of Prayer – May 2nd

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First United Methodist Church Forney to Observe National Day of Prayer

We will be open for you to pray from 9am-7pm


The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

In 2019, our theme, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, is based on John 13;34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”

Love breaks barriers and brings people together. When we love, we do not see tattoos, piercings, scars, clothes, or sex. By loving another we are disciples of God.

This year the First United Methodist Church in Forney will observe National Day of Prayer on May 2 and invites the community to join in prayer. The church Sanctuary will be open between the hours 9:00am and 7:00pm.