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 LDS.net, 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):