Dear Editor,

Next week on May 2, there will be a National Day of Prayer event in our own community! It will be from 7 to 8 p.m. and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This year it is hosted by the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church at 395 Cedar St.

There will be several community and church leaders praying for our children, for family, church, education, business, media, military, government and other areas, both local and national.

The Day stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance and His grace upon us as a people!

All are invited to come! Please come join us as we gather to worship together, pray, and encourage one another in the Lord! What a privilege it is to pray as a local Body of believers!

The National Day of Prayer predates the founding of the United States. A Day of prayer was set aside by the continental Congress in 1775. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer, and in 1988 it was designated to be on the first Thursday of every May.

This year will be the 73rd annual National Day of Prayer. The theme is Lift up the Word, Light up the World!

(2 Samuel 22:29-3) There are many verses in God’s great Word that talk about His light. A few are: “God is light, and in Him is no darkness “.(1John 1:5) “God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path”. (Psalm 119:105)

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”(Matthew 5:16)

May we gather in prayer and go forward as ambassadors in our community, illuminated by God’s light and love and truth!

— Lisa Super
Community Prayer Organizer