National Day of Prayer Event in Broken Bow on Thursday 

BROKEN BOW—The Broken Bow Ministerial Association invites everyone to the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the gazebo in the Broken Bow City Square.

Pastor Cathy Saner said the ministerial association is hosting a 30 minute worship for the public to join in prayer, lift up our country, sing a few songs, and gather in fellowship. She said the National Day of Prayer organization highlights seven mountains of influence that patrons are asked to pray for specifically: education, government, the church, the family, entertainment and media, the military, and the workplace.

“We’re going to lift up our police force and the first responders in our area and pray for God’s protection. These are some people who serve our community that are sometimes un-thanked. We just want them to know we are covering them with prayer,” Pastor Saner told KCNI/KBBN.

Anyone interested in attending can call Pastor Cathy Saner at 308-214-1038 for more information. The public is also encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

“We’re encouraging people to come and to just join our voices together as we [gather] shoulder to shoulder in the spirit to just pray for our country,” Pastor Saner said. “It’s open to anybody who just wants to lift up our nation in prayer and it’s a good time of fellowship,” she added.

In a brief history on the website for the National Day of Prayer, it is stated that every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

1775 – The first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer
1863 – Abraham Lincoln called for such a day
1952 – Congress established NDP as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Truman
1988 – The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May