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May 5th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Citizens of Temple City will come together on Thursday May 7 as part of the Annual National Day of Prayer Observance. Temple City will be one of the thousands of communities thru out the United States who will take time out as a community to join together in praying for the many needs of our Nation. The Temple City event will take place at the Temple City Park Band Stand (next to City Hall). A music prelude by youth choir and musician members will take place from 6:00-6:30PM. The Pray observance will be from 6:30-7:30PM. Temple City Mayor Judy Wong, Boy Scouts from Troop #161, members of a joint community choir and Minister leaders from the numerous Houses of Worship will lead the prayers and singing. Prayers will be focused on the following seven areas: Government leaders (City/County/State and National); Educators; Business Leaders; Media; Public Safety (Military, Sheriff, Fire); Churches; and the Family.
Praying for our Nation is a tradition dating back to the Continental Congress in 1775. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Regan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.
Members of the community are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or a blanket and join in publicly praying for the many people who help run our Nation.