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One of the greatest activities in which a person can participate in is this world, is prayer. Far from being a dull or boring exercise, we must recognize prayer for what it really is, an audience with God Himself! Perhaps you may not think of prayer in this way. Perhaps for you, it is a tedious endeavor, but it shouldn’t be. The reality is, it is the greatest privilege and honor to be able to pray to the Lord.
This National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 will be like no other. Since its inception in May 1952 under President Harry S. Truman, the day has been observed with large public events. While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of all public events, but prayer and the event will still go on. The event has moved online and prayer has never been more important.
A spokesman for today's National Day of Prayer tells more about the inspiration for this year's event. Vice Chair John Bornschein points out that American troops are still in harm's way, the economy is weak, and religious freedom is threatened. So Americans are gathering in solidarity to pray for those and other issues. The National Day of Prayer Task Force says it is critical to remain in prayer.