The History of The National Day of Prayer
On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed legislation establishing the National Day of Prayer in law in the United States. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan amended the law, designating that the National Day of Prayer should fall on the first Thursday of May each year. Every president since Truman has signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray. Congress designated it as a time when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.”
If you'd like to read more about this event and join in praying for our nation and its leaders (by name and position), please see the PDF provided here
2020 Official National Day of Prayer Guide
May God Bless America!