National Day of Prayer local events
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The National Day of Prayer can be traced back to 1775 when the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer to get God’s help to form our nation. Abraham Lincoln also called for such a day.
Then NDP became official in 1952 by a bill initiated by Conrad Hilton, of Hilton Hotels and Frank Carlson Senator from Kansas, and then signed by President Harry S Truman. Then in 1988 President Ronald Regan signed a bill into law designating The National Day of Prayer to be the first Thursday in May each year. This is the 70th year of observance.
Thursday marks the eighth year in a row Townsend and East Tennessee will come together to celebrate the National Day of Prayer, but will meet this year we will meet live via FaceBook. https://www.facebook.com/TownsendPrayer/live/
Blount Co. will hold a NDP event on the steps of the historic Blount Co. Courthouse until 12:00 P.M.
Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville will hold an event from 11:00-12:00 P.M. located at 501 Merchants Drive.
Oak Ridge NDP event will be 6:30-7:30 P.M. at Glenwood Baptist Chuch 200 N. Alabama Rd.
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