First Baptist Church of Clinton, Iowa invites the community to join us for the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The church at 2020 North Third Street will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will be refreshments served all day. You may come at any time and stay as long as you like.
Prayer brings people together. Prayer builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer reminds us that we are created in God's image and He desires for us to represent Him everywhere we go. Prayer brings UNITY. In 2018, the theme will be Pray for America - UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.
We look forward to participating in this national event. Please contact First Baptist Church at 563-242-0811 with any questions concerning our National Day of Prayer schedule.