Catholic Charities USA President, Rev. Larry Snyder released the following statement today commemorating the annual National Day of Prayer. The theme for this year’s day of prayer is One Voice, United in Prayer, emphasizing the need for individuals to join together in corporate prayer. To further highlight the theme, Romans 15:6 was selected as the Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“Catholic Charities USA joins with people of faith across the country to pause to thank God for our many blessings. In every church, synagogue, mosque, and temple around our great nation, men and women of goodwill are praying on one accord for peace, freedom, and the fulfillment of God’s mercy. Let us commit that our prayers will also turn into action – acting out God’s love for all people, traditions, and faiths of the world,” said Rev. Larry Snyder.
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.