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National Day of Prayer at ORU

A National Day of Prayer gathering will be held at Oral Roberts University's Christ's Chapel, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010. Thousands of Christians from across the country will pray for America.

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. 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. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.

Victory Christian Center is coordinating this year's event. This service is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

For a map of ORU visit http://www.oru.edu/virtual_tour/. To learn more about the National Day of Prayer visit http://nationaldayofprayer.org.