The Pentecostals of Alexandria, along with Calvary Baptist Church and Zion Hill Family Church, will host a community gathering to celebrate National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.  The prayer gathering will take place at the Alexandria Mall Center Court from noon until 12:45pm.

Many area churches and clergy will attend & be involved in this day of prayerful unity.

The program will include prayers for our nation, our city, our communities, our government, our military, law enforcement, education, businesses, and our local churches.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our great nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.

The theme of National Day of Prayer 2019 will be “Love One Another,” based upon the words of Jesus in John 13:34, which says, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”