Submitted by Linda Rollins

A Lincoln County National Day of Prayer Event will take place outside at the Lincoln County Court House in Pioche, at the flagpole, 4 p.m. on Thursday May 4. We will circle the flagpole to pray and sing songs we all know. All denominations are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is an interdenominational all inclusive Lincoln County event to pray for our government, military, media, business, education, church and families. Everyone is welcome, please join us, and if you would like to sit down you are more than welcome to bring a camp chair. See you there. For more information on our local event please feel free to call 775-962-1304.

Established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Reagan in 1988, it states that “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.”

A statement from the National Day of Prayer Task Force reads, “As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to heed the call by our elected leaders to exercise one of their most precious freedoms – the right to gather, turn to God, and pray. In response, millions will assemble at thousands of local events across the nation, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.”