Day Of Prayer set for May 2

Published 8:23 am Thursday, May 2, 2024

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This year’s National Day of Prayer event is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, with a noon to 1 p.m. observance ceremony at the Dare County Justice Center on Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo.

Pastors and participants from a wide number of churches including Manteo First Assembly of God, Manteo Baptist Church, Coastal Family Church, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Wanchese Assembly of God, Source Church, Liberty Christian Fellowship, Dare Challenge, Church of the Outer Banks, and Mt. Carmel Methodist Church are scheduled to be there.

Event chairman Jason Sherwood said everyone is welcome to attend.

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The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday in May for people of all faiths to join together in prayer for the nation. Although days of fasting and prayer had been established as early as July 20, 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, current law authorizing a day of prayer was initiated by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, in 1952.

For more information, call Sherwood at 252-473-7088 or visit the National Day of Prayer website at