ROSWELL, Ga. – President Abraham Lincoln declared Sept. 26, 1861 a National Day of Prayer and Fasting saying, “It is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission...”
The residents of Roswell will gather in remembrance of this annual event May 1 for the National Day of Prayer. Each year, the event is held at the Faces of War Memorial behind Roswell City Hall.
During the prayer ceremony, local leaders – political, spiritual and otherwise – will lead prayers for the country.
Rev. Neville Billy, of Roswell, who leads the effort, said the day was a time for “concerned citizens in every state in America to pray for our nation’s financial, moral and spiritual crisis, affecting all Americans.”
This year’s honorary chairperson for the National Day of Prayer Task Force is Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the globally respected Dr. Billy Graham.
“Over the years, the Day of Prayer in Roswell has been well attended by people from all sectors of our city, from senators to seniors, mayors to moms, councilors to contractors and military to media,” Billy said.
The Roswell prayer event will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Roswell City Hall, Faces of War Memorial, 38 Hill St., Roswell. In case of rain, the prayer will be held in City Hall.
Roswell Day of Prayer
Noon to 1 p.m. May 1
38 Hill St., Roswell