The annual National Day of Prayer is expected to be larger than ever, with an estimated 47,000 local events taking place across the United States. For the 65th year in a row Americans will observe the National Day of Prayer, which is held on the first Thursday of May and is centered on praying for the wellbeing of the country.

Dion Elmore, chief communications officer for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, told The Christian Post that the theme this year is “Wake Up America.” “Wake Up America [emphasizes] the need for every citizen to wake up to the reality of the challenges that our nation faces and to call upon the unfailing character of God, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men,” explained Elmore. READ MORE