â??Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this dayâ?

The 64th Annual National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Culpeper Courthouse Lawn (off of West Davis Street) on Thursday, May 7, from noon to 1 p.m. This yearâ??s theme is â??Lord, Hear Our Cry,â? which is based on 1 Kings 8:28.

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through history, including President Lincolnâ??s proclamation of a day of â??humiliation, fasting, and prayerâ? in 1863. In 1962, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.

As we seek to remain a nation under God, let us call out to Him with a unified voice.

Our speaker this year will be Happy Hash. Music will be led by Gina Dunn and local citizens will lead us in the 7 Points of Prayer for our nationâ??s Education, Church, Family, Government, Military, Media and Business.

The rain location will be the Culpeper Baptist Church Worship Center at 318 S. West Street, Culpeper.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Found at (540) 717-7797 or stephen.found@yahoo.com.