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National Day of Prayer is Today, Local Church Invites Public to Prayer Vigil

May 02, 2019 12:51PM ● By Hannah Ott

Darien - The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May. In 1952, it was designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation."

Today, May 2, visit St. John Lutheran Church located at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien for a Prayer Vigil. The church is a registered site for the National Day of Prayer, which has become an observance across the nation. The day calls Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds to unite in prayer.

The church will host its Prayer Vigil from 9am-7pm. The sanctuary will be open to the public for those who wish to come in and pray.  

Guests can also write their prayer requests and place them on crosses so others will pray for them. In addition to personal petitions, the National Day of Prayer encourages citizens to lift up our government, military, emergency personnel, media, businesses, educational institutions, churches and family units in prayer.  

The day will culminate with a Prayer Service at 7pm. The theme will be "Love One Another" based on John 13:34.

If you would like more information about this event, visit the church’s website at or contact the church at 630-969-7987,  


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