Two events to mark National Day of Prayer
Denton County will observe of the National Day of Prayer with two events.
The first is a Christian observance of the annual day. It is scheduled to begin with music praise and worship at 11 a.m. Thursday. It includes a performance by The McNeills at the Courthouse on the Square in downtown Denton. Prayers begin at noon. In case of inclement weather, the Christian observance will be moved to the Cross Timbers Community Church, 312 W. McKinney St.
The annual Interfaith Observance of the National Day of Prayer will begin with a panel discussion about religious freedom at 5 p.m. May 2, followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. at the stake center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3000 Old North Road. The interfaith service will start at 7 p.m. at the stake center and will include prayers and reflections by members of various religious faiths.
The observance began in 1952 during the administration of President Harry Truman. President Ronald Reagan codified it to be regularly observed the first Thursday of May.