National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 5, 2016
The City of Lancaster would like to invite you to come together on Thursday, May 5, 2016 for the National Day of Prayer as we remember our past, give thanks for our present and pray for our future.
Established in 1952, by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, the National Day of Prayer is an annual event that was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of Prayer is founded on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and can be celebrated by all Americans.
On this day, let us remember in our thoughts and prayers all those affected by the tornados the struck Lancaster on April 25, 1994 and April 3, 2012. Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who put themselves in harm's way to protect their fellow Americans. Let us also pray for the safety of our brave men and women in uniform and their families who serve and sacrifice for our country. Let us come together to pray for peace and goodwill on this day and in the days ahead as we work to meet the great challenges of our time.