On Thursday, May 6, at noon, Carbon Hill Mayor April Kennedy Herron invites all pastors, congregations, businesses, citizens and individuals to pray together at the city’s National Day of Prayer event.
Officials plan to gather in front of City Hall at the flag pole.
“Our city, country, nation and world need to hear our voices in unity,” Herron said.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Rev. Billy Graham calling in February 1952 for Congress and the president to establish a day of prayer. By April of that year, President Truman signed the legislation into public law. The national event is held on the first Thursday of May.
The National Day of Prayer Task Force today organizes observances in all 50 states and the U.S. territories in order to praise God and ask for Him to intercede for the nation. The 2021 theme for this year's event is "LORD pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY.” The theme verse, 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV), is “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”