National Day of Prayer

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Though national days of prayer had been called from time to time since 1775 by the Continental Congress, no regular annual day of prayer existed until 1952. That year the United States Congress declared the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. In 2014, the National Day of Prayer lands on May 1 and marks the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. 

The National Day of Prayer Task Force, an organization of Evangelical Christians that works to promote the National Day of Prayer has set “One Voice United in Prayer” as this years theme.

As Latter-day Saints, we wish to join with our sisters and brothers of all faiths in our testimony of prayer. And here at, we are celebrating with a series of articles. Here is a list of what you can expect today (links will be added as the articles are published):

Videos of the Week: Prayer

A Family Prays

Kids Amazing Answers About Prayer

Young Girl prays

Mormon Messages Feature Prayer

Woman enters a taxi cab in New York City

3 World-Changing Ways to Look at Prayer

pray scriptures

Four Year Old Me Prayed My Mom Would Have Eight Arms

Christ Carrying Lamb



Christopher D. Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine and contributor to Third Hour. He loves emphatically celebrating the normal healthy development of his sons Albus and Whitman, writing about the Church of Jesus Christ, finding the middle ground on most controversies, and using Western Family generic brand lip balm. Christopher is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas.