Media, PA, April 26, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- On May 2, 2013 the National Day of Prayer will be celebrated across Delaware County and throughout the nation. A Special Delaware County Event will be held at Rose Tree Park, Route 252 & US1, under the big flag. (Bring chairs for your comfort). The program begins at 11:30 am. The Delaware County Task Force is very proud to announce this will be their 20th year holding this event.
Other programs will be held at: Media Court House front lawn, Front and Veterans Square @ 12 Noon; Chester-Memorial Park, 7th & Engle Streets @ 6:00 PM; Newtown Square-Spruce Street Baptist Church, Rt. 252 & Gradyville Road @ Gradyville Road at 6:30 PM.
This year is the 62nd consecutive observation of the National Day of Prayer across the nation. Starting with John Hancock in 1775, National days of prayer have been celebrated as a traditional part of the American experience. Our modern observances were established by law by unanimous approval by Congress and signed by President Truman in 1952. That law was modified in 1988 by Congress and signed by President Reagan, designating the first Thursday in May as the The National Day of Prayer, just like Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each year.
At a time of national turmoil and distress, Delaware County Council passed a Resolution declaring May 2nd to be the National Day of Prayer in Delaware County and Further state “The National Day of Prayer Task Force encourage all citizens to join in this observance in the recognition of the importance of prayer in enabling United States citizens to meet the challenges that lie ahead of the importance of prayer and enabling those citizens to meet the challenges that lie ahead with courage, wisdom and justice.”
The Delaware County National Day of Prayer Task Force encourage all people of the country and across the nation to take time on May 2nd to intercede for our nation, our leaders and the military.
For additional questions and information please contact Patti Bruno, Co-Chair, 610 416-8336 or Barbara Bellace, Public Relations, at 610 550-9123.