Public invited to “National Day of Prayer” service Thursday

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Courtesy Photo | Chaplain Jay Valentine leads prayer.

In conjunction with the “National Day of Prayer,” the Bossier Sheriff’s Office will host a local prayer service on Thursday, May 3, from noon – 12:30 p.m. at the Viking Drive Substation, located at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. Everyone is welcome.

Soloists Meredith Johnson and Jana Henry will perform, and local pastors and clergy will be praying for our city, parish, state and nation.

U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson will speak on the importance of prayer, and everyone who attends the service will receive an “I Prayed” sticker.

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.