The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 5th – this year’s theme, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” is based on Psalm 91:2: “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Esteemed author and international advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada will serve as the 2011 Honorary Chairman of the NDP Task Force and will give the keynote address at the national observance in Washington, D.C., to be held at the Cannon House Office Building.
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
GVMH will be observing this event at 12:00 Noon at the flagpole in the hospital’s parking lot. Any visitor or public is welcome to attend this observance. Chaplain Stan Hewitt, hospital volunteer chaplain will lead the observation.