By: Sharon Aron Baron
Religions of all types are invited to join together to pray for the community and leaders on the National Day of Prayer.
The National Day of Prayer was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. It is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May.
According to the National Day of Prayer Taskforce, it is a day to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and reverence for the God of the Bible.
In Coral Springs, it is a nondenominational event hosted by the city’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, which invites all faiths to join together. The celebration also highlights the diversity found in the community while fostering an understanding of different religions.
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., the Clergy Coalition of Coral Springs and Parkland, in partnership with the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, will celebrate the 32nd Annual National Day of Prayer on Zoom.
In previous years, this celebration united the diverse community to light candles and came together to pray. This year, since the city is bound to social distancing orders, the public is invited to join in the ceremony of shared community prayer through the live stream or on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.2, 725, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99.
A designated youth representative from each congregation will deliver a brief prayer on behalf of their religious community focused on our leaders, nation, and world peace.
For congregations to participate, e-mail Lydia Cutz at Lcutz@coralsprings.org before May 4, to obtain the Zoom link invitation before the event date.
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