Uniting Together in Prayer
It’s not every day that faith leaders from nine different faiths gather together to lead prayer. But that’s exactly what happened last Thursday, at AM’s annual interfaith observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Community and faith leaders gathered together to lift up the needs of our nation and local community. The National Day of Prayer, created in 1952, is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. This annual observance invites people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It is estimated that more than 30,000 observances are organized annually throughout the country, with AM’s gathering being one of the very few interfaith gatherings across the country.
We gathered to pray for seven areas of our nation and communities: families, education, business, media, military, government and faith communities. This gathering felt timely this year, in an ever-changing nation where prayer feels needed more than ever.
We came together from our different faiths: Christian Science, Baha’i, Jewish, Mormon, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, Muslim and the spiritual, non-affiliated. We came together…and we prayed. As important, we spent time together, hearing one another, and realizing we all have hopes for our communities and our nation. And sharing in our gratitude for one another, and this wonderful country we call home.