The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
The theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer on May 2, 2019 is Love One Another. The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”
This year for the second year in a row, the Royse City American Legion post participated in its city's event. In attendance were numerous members of the post and of course Post Chaplain James Otis, who provided a prayer for our military and veterans. Over the recent months there are numerous reasons to pray for our veterans and military, whether it is to pray for our homeless veterans, veterans suffering with PTSD, or families of slain soldiers. Our military and veterans have endured and continue to endure suffering for their service to our country. Using the platform of this event can help raise awareness for the struggles of our brothers and sisters in arms while also looking to God for guidance and assurance that everything is in His hands.