Day of prayer services planned

Day of prayer services planned Services to recognize the National Day of Prayer have been scheduled May 6 in Vermillion.

The public is welcome to participate in two services planned for that day.

A morning service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 E. Main Street, Vermillion. Coffee will be served preceding the service, from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m.

An evening service will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Faith Fellowship of the Open Bible, located at the junction of Highway 50 and Highway 19. Coffee and fellowship will be held immediately after the service.

A nursery will be available at both services.

National days of prayer have been a part of this nation's history, with the earliest observances held in the late 1700s by the First Continental Congress. The upcoming National Day of Prayer has its roots in a joint resolution of Congress passed in 1952. The law was amended in 1988 and signed by President Reagan to be the first Thursday of May each year.

The National Day of Prayer is designated as time for people of all faiths to take time to pray for the nation and its leaders.

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