Sen. Gary Jackson to serve as speaker for National Day of Prayer


jackson_(15th)Mississippi Senator Gary Jackson will  serve as one of eight speakers at Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer.

The event is set for noon May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend.

Jackson will speak on the importance of prayer for businesses on a local, state and national level.

The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of Prayer is founded on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and can be celebrated by all Americans. The National Day of Prayer Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for the well-being of America and for those in leadership on all levels of national, church and educational areas of influence. The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

For more information about The National Day of Prayer, go to www.nationaldayofprayer.org

 

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