Frazee City Leaders join others in U.S. to observe National Day of Prayer
JT Thaden | May 3, 2018 AT 4:27 pm
FRAZEE, MINN. (KDLM) - City leaders in Frazee and others participated in the National Day of Prayer outside the Frazee City Office on Wednesday.
The National Day of Prayer, an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, invites 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.
In Frazee a group of citizens gathered to watch the Frazee High School band open the ceremony by playing the National Anthem, while Roger Schaefer of the VFW presented the colors.
Pastor Ryan Stockstrom and other community members prayed over a wide variety of topics including the government, military, media, business, education, the Church and families.
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 U.S. history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.