National Day of Prayer observance set May 2 at Coastal Arts Center

April 24, 2019
National Day of Prayer 2018 in Orange Beach

National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Everyone is invited

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

In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.