Day of Prayer Events Planned in Leesburg

Loudoun County will feature two National Day of Prayer events tomorrow. Both will be held in the Board of Supervisors meeting room at the County Government Center in Leesburg.

The National Day of Prayer was first observed by members of the Continental Congress in 1775. In 1952, President Truman signed a joint resolution declaring an annual National Day of Prayer. For this year’s 66th observance, the theme is “For your Great Name’s Sake, Hear us, Forgive us, Heal us.”

On Thursday, May 4, the first Loudoun event will be from noon to  1 p.m. and will feature elected officials and many leaders from various churches, denominations, and houses of worship.

A second program will be held at 2 p.m. and is designed specifically to promote interfaith bonds in the community. Billed as the first annual countywide interfaith day of prayer, the event is sponsored by Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International and Loudoun Interfaith Bridges. In addition to the program from 2 to 3 p.m., is a 12:30 p.m. lunch reception for Loudoun pastors and other faith leaders.

The government center is located at 1 Harrison St.

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