National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 7th from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach and will be streamed live on the City of Orange Beach’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orangebeach.
Local church pastors will take turns leading the community in prayer on the art center's bayside lawn and everyone is encouraged to watch online. Click here to view the program for Thursday's 2020 National Day of Prayer observance in Orange Beach.
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.