National Day of Prayer in Shreveport

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Thursday, May 2nd is National Day of Prayer. The public attended First United Methodist Church to participate in a hour of worship. The worship service included the congreation and pastors praying for America. 

For National Day of Prayer 2019, the central theme is “love one another”.

“It has become the manadate for our nation and for the churches to lead the way. We will love one another with a scarifical convenantal type of love,” said Rev. Derek Joyce, First United Methodist Church.

The National Day of Prayer tradition dates back to February 19, 1795, when President George Washington issued a proclamation setting aside a day of public thanksgiving. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill designating the first Thursday in May as National Day of Prayer. 

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