A National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2 beginning at 12:00 noon at the Charlton County Courthouse. The prayer will be for the president, government, churches, families, police, schools, military and pastors. Participants will be meeting outside. The theme for this year is, Pray for America, love one another, based on John 13:34: Love one another just as I have loved you.

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. For more information visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org.