Kirtland’s National Day of Prayer
By Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II, 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 08, 2018
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – --
Members of Team Kirtland gathered at the Steve Schiff Auditorium at Sandia National Labs May 3 for the 67th Annual National Day of Prayer observance.
The 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.
This year’s National Day of Prayer theme was Unity, “making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace,” Ephesians 4:3.
”Faith works,” said Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Steven Schaick, deputy chief of chaplains, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. “So as we talk about unity and pray for unity, I’m here to tell you faith works and unity will never happen without the core and tenant of faith.”
The National Day of Prayer observance was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.