National Day of Prayer is a program organized every year by people of all religions to pray together without discrimination.
Its day was started in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman in America. His aim was to encourage the people of the entire nation to stay together and live together and pray for the nation. This day is celebrated on the first Thursday of May.
Each year, a different theme is chosen by the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The theme for 2023 is “Lord, pour out your love, life and freedom.” The theme emphasizes the importance of love, life and liberty in our country and encourages people to pray for upholding these values.
This day is celebrated in America in many ways. People attend prayer services at their local churches, gather in public places for community prayer, organize prayer walks, and participate in online prayer programs.
This day is a special day for the people of America, giving people of religions an opportunity to gather and pray without any discrimination.
What Is Pray
Prayer is a way of talking to a higher power or deity out loud or in your mind. People pray to express gratitude, ask for forgiveness, seek guidance, or praise and worship. Prayer can be different depending on the religion or belief system. Some people prefer to pray alone, while others prefer to pray in groups at religious places. Many people find prayer comforting and helpful during difficult times. It can provide strength, guidance and hope. Prayer can also be a way of showing kindness to others and offering comfort and support.
How To Pray
There are some common ways people often begin their prayers:- You can begin your prayer by addressing the deity you are praying to, such as “Dear Lord,” “O Lord.” Some people like to start their prayers by expressing gratitude for good health, food, shelter. Others begin their prayer by acknowledging their own shortcomings and asking for forgiveness, guidance, or strength. Some people prefer to recite or read prayers that have meaning to them or are relevant to their situation. Some people like to begin their prayer with a few moments of silent meditation to clear their mind and focus on their intention. Offer your prayer from the heart with your beliefs, intentions, feelings, and sincerity and willingness to listen for guidance.