By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate
Reverend Pat Cassidy of Sycamore Grove Church and Tucker County Commissioner Lowell Moore opened the National Day of Prayer before asking nearly a dozen local pastors to speak during the hour long ceremony.
The day dates back to 1775 with the first call to prayer that happened when the Continental Congress called for prayers for the forming nation. But the day wasn’t made official until 1952, when President Truman signed a Congressional proclomation declaring a national day of prayer.
This year the proclamation from President Donald J. Trump said, “Today, on this National Day of Prayer, we once again come together to give thanks to Almighty God for the bountiful blessings He has bestowed on our great Nation and to ask for His unfailing counsel. We also acknowledge our dependence on God’s love to guide our families, communities, and our country away from harm and toward abundance and peace.”