Community invited to take part in National Day of Prayer at Cook County courthouse

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Each year since its inception in 1952, the president has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Community members are answering the call on May 1 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on the Cook County courthouse steps.

One of the citizen organizers Rae Piepho said everyone is invited to come for the observance to take advantage of the Constitutional right to pray at this public gathering. Piepho said all are welcome to pray for our nation at the event dubbed "One Voice, United in Prayer."