National Day of Prayer: Local event is in Grangeville

— Because of the faith of many of America’s founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition.

While prayers petitioning the God of the Bible on behalf of America began at its very inception back in 1620, we see earnest, heartfelt prayer continuing to be offered up even at the very first assembly of the Continental Congress in 1775. Since then, designated days of prayer and fasting have been a well-documented part of America’s history.

The National Day of Prayer was officially created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and then signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. It has been carried forward by way of annual presidential proclamations ever since.

The National Day of Prayer is observed annually, on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation.

This year the Idaho County National Day of Prayer Luncheon will be celebrated in noon to 1 p.m.

The featured guest speaker will be Representative Priscilla Giddings and there will also be other distinguished guests present from the county, city and emergency services.

The $12 donation for the meal will go to the Veteran’s Center. Seating is limited so go to www.IdahoPrayer.Com to check ticket availability or call Parson Rayphe at 855-505-0020.

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