Day of Prayer seeks volunteers

Published 12:02 am Sunday, February 26, 2012

From the recent tornados and storms that devastated parts of northern Alabama to floods and highway tragedies that’s left the state in peril, many would say it’s a time to pray.

On Thursday, May 3, thousands across the country will join hands in prayer for the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. Through the National Day of Prayer Task Force, more than 35,000 prayer gatherings will be conducted by about 40,000 volunteers across the U.S.

Organizers say millions are expected to participate in this national day of prayer.

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The Alabama National Day of Prayer Task Force, or ALNDPTF, is calling volunteers from all counties to get involved and form prayer groups in churches, schools, businesses, community, civic and social groups.

“Whether your group meets for several minutes, an hour or hosts a special vigil, we’d like it to be recognized on our National Day of Prayer calendar,” said local event coordinator Emmett Johnson Jr. “Help us host prayer in and throughout the state of Alabama.”

According to the Legal Information Institute, the President of the United States shall issue a proclamation annually, designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the public can turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups and individually.