Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Religion

April 26, 2013

National Day of Prayer set for Thursday

National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.

In Mineral Wells, the event takes place at the Zappe Park gazebo at noon. The park is located at

The following segments of the community will receive individual prayer at the national, and local, event:

• Government

• Church

• Military

• Family

• Schools

• Media

• Business

The National Day of Prayer has origins dating to the 1775 Continental Congress, which allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer, including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.

The National Prayer Committee was formed in the United States in 1972. It went on to create the National Day of Prayer Task Force, with the intended purpose of coordinating events for the National Day of Prayer.  According to the Legal Information Institute, the President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

Information for this article partly came from http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-day-prayer

1
Text Only
Religion
  • WED BIBLE Lynn-Nikki-Phyllis.jpg Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club

    Lynn Waddy and Phyllis Lister hosted the April 9th meeting of the Wednesday Bible Study Club. The meeting was opened with prayer by Lynn. Nikki Murphy brought the lesson from Acts, Chapter 8.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rev. Holt.jpg Holy Week Schedule

    With Palm Sunday already over and Easter coming this Sunday, Mineral Wells Ministerial Alliance is taking advantage of Holy Week, the week between the two holidays, and spreading the good news as much as possible.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hallelujahs to Hisses

    I graduated from Baylor University in 1983.

    April 11, 2014

  • passover.jpg Passover Experience nearby

    Those who are looking for a more immersing and interactive Easter experience than a typical passion play or Easter service this year can find it at The Passover Experience near Poolville.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bata-Mary 3-26-14.jpg Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club

    Wednesday, March 26, hostess Mary Creighton opened the meeting with prayer:

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pophin, Tommy 1.jpg PASTOR POPHIN: The gasp

    It is the sound that is made when the unbelievable happens. It’s the sucking of air otherwise known as gasping.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yvonne-Robbie.jpg Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club

    This March 12, 2014, meeting of the Wednesday Bible Study Club was hosted by Mrs. Robbie Pierson at the Black Horse Restaurant.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Unstable Walls.jpg Unstable . . .

    We need to have a double view of our place in this world.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • jail.tif Attorney suits up in jailhouse orange for Lent

    In the 40-day season of self-denial called Lent, some Christians give up daily comforts such as chocolate, soda or Facebook. Attorney Kent McKeever felt called to try something a little more uncomfortable.

     

    McKeever, a youth minister and Mission Waco legal advocate, is dressing each day head to toe in orange jailhouse scrubs in solidarity with the imprisoned and returning ex-cons shunned by society.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • pop.jpg Where Honor is Due . . .

    It is an exciting time for high school basketball fans in Palo Pinto and Parker counties.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read