Millions to face uncertainty with the sound of freedom on May 6th.

By April 30, 2004

USA (MNN)–The United States confronts tumultuous times including the war in Iraq, uncertain economic conditions and historic unemployment rates. In response, millions will “Let Freedom Ring”, during the 53rd annual National Day of Prayer, May 6th.

Officially, the National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event by an act of Congress in 1952 and was signed into law by President Truman. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.

American Missionary Fellowship’s Ed Henderson says they’re modeling response by hosting a community prayer breakfast. “We’d like to focus the community on issues that the nation is facing, and just the moral condition in the U-S today and the great need for us to be dedicated to evangelizing and discipling, trying to reach people who are not under an evangelical influence.”

Henderson explains that encouraging spiritual vitality is at the heart of their vision. “We believe this is a great opportunity for us to touch some of our local leaders, and state leaders with prayer, praying specifically for their needs, and the response has been very positive.”

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