The National Day of Prayer, which is on the first Thursday of May each year, will be held on May 6.

In celebration of the day, The Rev. Roy Kilby will be hosting an observance of the National Day of Prayer at noon at the Haywood County Courthouse Lawn, 285 N. Main St. in Waynesville.

The 2021 theme will be 2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

The National Day of Prayer website said the event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The National Day of Prayer Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.

The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on the understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

The public is invited to join together in prayer for America.

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