Did you know that the National Day of Prayer shares roots with Thanksgiving? It’s true, both were national proclamations establishing a day of prayer long lone ago when the New England Colonies were under British rule. The traditions called for prayer and thanksgiving in late fall and prayer and fasting in the spring or summer.
President Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as the fall celebration in 1863 while the spring celebration became the National Day of Prayer thanks to President Harry S. Truman in 1952.
Here on Kauai we can celebrate in many ways, pray is offered and accepted at all times but on the day of prayer let’s make it a little more special, inviting others to join us, praying for all of America and of course spreading the Good News of our Lord to all.
There will be a diverse amount of prayers, songs and chants from many different religious and spiritual traditions on Kaua’i on Thursday, May 2nd at the County of Kauai Mo’ikeha Building Rotunda from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with light refreshments to follow, bring a friend and let us pray pray pray all in celebration of our Lord.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’