President Truman, signed and declared an annual, national day of prayer in 1952. In 1988, President Reagan amended and signed the law, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this special day in May.
Although we feel that prayer is important every day and we pray together as sisters each day, it is special to know that so many Americans will be joining us today, unified in prayer. This day transcends differences and brings our country together for the utmost guidance.
Please pray with us on this day. Whether you are able to join us in our Chapel for Mass today at 11 a.m. in Marriottsville, Md. or you are praying with us in spirit from across the country, we pray together for our nation, for those who serve our country and our fellow citizens.
For many, the Lord’s Prayer may come to mind today. Please pray with us:
Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom,
and the Power, and the Glory,
forever and ever.