Sunnyside plans'Day of Prayer'

The 60th annual National Day of Prayer will take place this Thursday, May 5.

The Sunnyside Ministerial Association invites everyone to attend a prayer gathering at noon on Thursday at the downtown Centennial gazebo to pray for the community and state and nation.

"In this time when jobs are scarce and the price of gas and food is rising, we need to come together to seek the favor of the Lord," said Pastor Mike Hughes.

Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast on May 5. The theme of the event, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God", is based on the verse from Psalm 91:2 which states: "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress' proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer.

In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

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