Oakdale United Methodist Church located at 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, will be observing National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, from 12:00 noon till 3:00 P.M. This event is open to everyone. Participants may come and leave any time between those hours. It will be a time for personal prayer and meditation and be self-guided.
The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name. Isaiah 58:1a has been chosen as the scripture for this year: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”
This year will be the 65th annual observance of National Day of Prayer, which was started with a joint resolution by Congress in 1952 and signed by President Harry Truman. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.
Shirley Dobson, National Day of Prayer Chairman, reminds us “We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Payer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.”
Oakdale United Methodist Church, a Caring Points Church, invites you to observe this day with us. Wake Up America!