The First Thursday in May.
National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. In 2022 it will be May 5!
Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.
The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.