(HARRISBURG) – – The Senate of Pennsylvania today unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27) that recognizes May 3 as the “National Day of Prayer” in Pennsylvania, encouraging the celebration of religious freedom.
Sen. Gordner said the first Thursday of May has been designated annually across the country to recognize the power of prayer. “Prayer is regarded by millions as the most important utterance for the benefit of our society, and is conducted regularly by followers of all religions throughout our great country,” said Sen. Gordner.
“The National Day of Prayer is a day to ask for healing and unity,” said Sen. Gordner, who noted the annual designation is being recognized by Congress and by state legislatures across the country to celebrate religious freedom.
The theme of this year’s 61st annual National Day of Prayer is “One Nation Under God”.