"America trusts in the abiding power of prayer and asks for the wisdom to discern God's will in times of joy and of trial," stated President George W. Bush in his official proclamation of the day. "As we observe this National Day of Prayer, we recognize our dependence on the Almighty, we thank Him for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us, and we put our country's future in His hands."
The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman and is normally observed on the first Thursday of May.
Bush encouraged citizens to use the day to thank God for the freedoms and blessings they have received and to ask "for God's continued guidance, comfort, and protection." The annual NDP is meant to "reaffirm the role of prayer in our society," added Bush.
"In order to realize the potential outlined in the Declaration of Independence, we must continue seeking Divine counsel, asking for His intervention and direction," stated Shirley Dobson, Chairman of the NDP Task Force
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As Catholics who have just had our own spirtual revival with the incredible blessing of the visit of the Holy Father, we need to pray for a new Pentecost, starting tomorrow.