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National Day of Prayer Observance is May 14, 2015

National Day of Prayer Observance is May 14, 2015Nassau County, FL

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

The Nassau County leadership team for the National Day of Prayer has announced that planning for the 2015 observance of the day in our community is well underway. The local event will be held Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Amelia Plantation Chapel (36 Bowman Road in the Omni Amelia Island Resort) has graciously agreed to be the venue for this interdenominational service.

Nineteen years ago a local NDP Leadership Board was formed from a group of men from various local churches, called The Watchmen, who have met faithfully each Wednesday morning to pray for our Nation, our community and our families. Again this year Nassau County will be part of the 64th annual nation-wide observance of the National Day of Prayer.

The 2015 theme for the National Day of Prayer is “Lord, Hear our Cry”. The keynote speaker for the Nassau observance will be Dr. Del Tackett, who is a nationally-known speaker and the architect and teacher of The Truth Project, a worldwide initiative designed to instill a Christian worldview within the body of Christ. Truth Project small groups are currently active in over 130 countries and estimates are that five to seven million people have attended the study. “We are very fortunate to have a person of Del Tackett’s background and talents to bring our keynote message this year,” said Norm Purdue, the local NDP Coordinator.

Pam Helton, Minister of Music at Amelia Baptist Church will be organizing a community choir comprising singers from several local churches to provide special music and lead the praise and worship time.

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our national heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the people in the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. The 2015 NDP Observance is being led and endorsed by many notable Christian leaders including Franklin Graham, Luis Palau, and Darrell Waltrip.

For more information contact Norm Purdue at napurdue@bellsouth.net.

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