Skip to main content

National Day of Prayer observances planned in Greenfield

By Pastor Chris Stokes
Greenfield Area Ministerial Association

The 73rd annual National Day of Prayer observance will take place at two separate times in Greenfield on Thursday, May 2. 

The Greenfield Area Ministerial Association is planning the traditional observance starting at noon at the Greenfield City Building plaza, located on the corner of Jefferson and Washington streets. 

An evening service is being planned at the Freedom Trails Campground Dining Hall (399 Chestnut St.) starting at 6 p.m.  

This year’s theme, “Lift up the Word-Light up the World,” is based on 2 Samuel 22:29-31: “You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help, I can advance against a troop; with my God, I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”

The first National Day of Prayer was established by the Continental Congress in 1775, and while U.S. presidents followed that initial National Day of Prayer by issuing a proclamation for an annual “Day Of Prayer,” it wasn’t until 1988 that Congress officially established the National Day of Prayer as occurring on the first Thursday in May. 

The public is invited to attend both services. For further information, contact the Rev. Chris Stokes at (937) 763-2790 or Correspondence may also be sent to GAMA, c/o First Baptist Church, 250 Lafayette St., Greenfield, Ohio 45123.

For further National Day of Prayer information, including other events across the nation and during the year, please go to or call 1-800-444-8828.

Add new comment

This is not for publication.
This is not for publication.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it. Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.