Theme Announced for May 2 National Day of Prayer

Theme Announced for May 2 National Day of Prayer

President George W. Bush and all 50 governors will officially recognize and proclaim the first Thursday in May as the 2002 National Day of Prayer. The theme for this year's observance, which falls on May 2, is "America United Under God" and calls the nation to come together in prayer.

"The American psyche was rocked by the horrific evil perpetrated on Sept. 11 and many have sought meaning, security and spiritual comfort in its wake," said Shirley Dobson, Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

NDP organizers expect the crowds to be unprecedented, far surpassing the millions who attended the approximately 30,000 events held nationally last year. Participants will gather at courthouses, businesses, around school flagpoles, in places of worship and public arenas.

Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie, Chaplain of the United States Senate, has written a "Prayer for America" to be read at noon. The reciting of Ogilvie's prayer is not only a sign of unity but it expresses the need for God's mercy on America and those who are in positions of authority.

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