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Group finalizes plans for National Day of Prayer

The planning committee has finalized its plans for the upcoming National Day of Prayer event to be held Thursday, May 2, at 6:45 p.m. in the Halifax County High School auditorium.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual event founded by and supported by the country’s founding fathers and has been supported by every president since, according to event planners.  

In 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, President Truman signed the resolution declaring an annual “Day of Prayer” for the nation.  President Ronald Reagan in 1988 signed into law the first Thursday in May to be observed as the “National Day of Prayer.”

Event organizers said the nation stands in need of prayer today more than ever in the country’s history.  

“The values that founding fathers established and fought for are being challenged.  People of faith need to rise up before we find our nation and values we believe in gone,” according to Virginia Cumbey, public relations officer for the planning committee.    

This year the committee has selected country, Christian singer Linda Davis as guest for the National Day of Prayer event.

An inspirational motivator, wife and mother, Davis’ latest CD “I Have Arrived” placed #5 on Christian Country charts.  This powerful song has become a theme song for many charitable organizations, Cumbey said.  

The younger generation will recognize her as the mother of Hillary Scott of the super group “Lady Antebellum.”

The public is urged to mark the calendar for Thursday, May 2, at 6:45 p.m. to be at Halifax County High School auditorium for this event.