The Pasco County Commission has adopted a resolution declaring May 6 as the official day to observe the National Day of Prayer in Pasco County.
The resolution notes that “the National Day of Prayer is an event deeply rooted in our country’s history dating back to the First Continental Congress in 1775.”
The resolution further notes that Congress passed a joint resolution recognizing a National Day of Prayer, in 1952 and then in 1988. President Ronald Reagan signed a law setting aside the first Thursday of May as the date on which the National Day of Prayer is officially observed.
The county’s resolution also notes that “the National Day of Prayer unites Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. This diversity was intended by Congress when it designated the National Day of Prayer, not that every faith and creed would be homogenized, but that all who sought to pray for this nation would be encouraged to do so in any manner deemed appropriate.”
The board also “encourages all citizens to join in observing this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities,” according to the resolution, approved on April 20.
Published April 28, 2021