A local observance of the National Day of Prayer for Sierra County and the surrounding area will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the flagpole at the Loyalton firehouse at 210 Front Street.
This nondenominational observance brings together people of all faiths to pray for national, state, and local governments as well as six other areas of influence in America: family, business, education, military, church, and arts/entertainment/media.
The National Day of Prayer observance was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman. Each year since then the U.S. President has called upon American citizens to pray, and in 1988 President Ronald Reagan established this day of prayer to be the first Thursday of May.
The observance enables people to seek the wisdom of God for the critical challenges and decisions facing lawmakers and influences. Some 60,000 events in all 50 states took place in 2021.
Everyone is invited to attend the local NDP event and those in government and other leadership who attend will receive prayer for them personally.
Janet McHenry is the Sierra County representative for the CA National Day of Prayer and also serves on the state leadership team, which meets virtually for prayer two hours each Saturday of the year. Those desiring more information can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.