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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. This year, First United Methodist Church of Allen will host a drive-through prayer station at the church's Greenville Ave entrance on Thursday, May 3, from 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm.

The National Day of Prayer Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and 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 in reverence for the God of the Bible.

All are welcome come and pray with any who may stop by our doors. If you can volunteer, contact Ruth Swingle,

To learn more about the National Day of Prayer, visit

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