Calling our Community to Pray
At the YMCA, we put special emphasis on the “C.” But the “C” can also stand for “Community.” As we struggle as a nation and with our own personal challenges, we’d like to invite our neighbors and friends to come together as a community for the Morning of Prayer.
In observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer, the Morning of Prayer is a time to renew your heart, reconnect with friends, and pray for your community in honor of the National Day of Prayer.
Please bring your neighbors, friends, co-workers and families to break bread with us, pray together, and share hope as we humbly seek God’s guidance, protection and blessing in our lives.
No registration is required and all are welcome. Simply join us for the events below.
Morning of Prayer: Thursday, May 2, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Join us on the front steps of the YMCA for a brief message and a time of group prayer. Coffee and light snacks provided.
Prayer Walk: Thurs., May 2, 8:45 a.m.
We will be holding a brief prayer walk after the message for anyone available to join us as we walk and pray for downtown Raleigh. The group will leave from the YMCA and walk to the Capitol building and back.
About the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States as evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. This year’s theme, “Pray for America”, is based on Matthew 12:21 which reminds us that ”in His name the nations will put their hope.”