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Pagosans to gather for National Day of Prayer

In observance of the National Day of Prayer, multiple churches in our community will be gathering to worship and pray for our nation. Please join us May 5 at the Ross Aragon Community Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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 (

This year Gov. Bill Ritter issued a proclamation concerning the National Day of Prayer. In the proclamation he states: “Therefore, I, Bill Ritter, Jr., Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2010, COLORADO DAY OF PRAYER in the State of Colorado.”

Please join our community as we seek God in prayer. We can make a difference come and see what the Lord will do.

“All this being done, in sincerity and truth, “let us rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, the restoration of our now divided and suffering country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace” — Abraham Lincoln.