The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3.
Congress established our annual day of prayer over six decades ago. And by mayoral proclamation it has also been named West Milford's Day of Prayer.
In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower authorized two powerful word be added to the Pledge of Allegiance, "under God." President Lincoln asked that American citizens take part in a day of prayer. He said, "It is the duty of nations as well as men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
What a powerful reminder to us of the true source of well-being and the freedoms we hold so dear. America has been one nation under God for more than two centuries. Let us continue to enjoy the fruits of His blessings and liberties. May we be steadfast in our humble obedience to Him and boldly declare that we are one people united through His name and indeed one nation under God.
Please join us as we gather in prayer in West Milford on Thursday, May 3, at 12 noon in front of town hall in Memorial Park and at 7:30 p.m. at Pinecliff Lake Clubhouse on Union Valley Road.
Jean Castagna West Milford National Day of Prayer Coordinator