Local group promotes National Day of Prayer on May 7

The local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the statewide Daughters of the American Colonists are reminding people of all faiths that Thursday, May 7 is the National Day of Prayer.

It will be the 64th annual Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Lord, Hear our Cry.”

The nation has a long-standing and significant history of public prayer and national days of prayer, according to a release from the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman DAR Chapter that serves Shelton.

“Our founding fathers called for days of prayer since 1775, when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation,” stated the release.

Established by act of Congress

The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event by an act of Congress in 1952.

DAR perpetuates the memory and spirit of the men and women who won American independence. The group focuses on historical preservation, community education and patriotism. Learn more at sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org.