National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5, and several churches and community groups in Lancaster County plan to celebrate the holiday.

The event is celebrated annually on the first Thursday in May. This day of celebration, designated by the United States Congress, asks people to “turn to God in prayer and meditation”. The appointment came after the evangelical movement led by Billy Graham, who urged Congress to designate such a day in the early 1950s.

If you are aware of the Lancaster County National Day of Prayer event, please email jjanci@lnpnews.com be added to this list.

Lancaster Bible College Metropolitan Seminary and Postgraduate Studies in 2022, Lancaster County National Day of Prayer will be held at the Good Shepherd Chapel, 901 Eden Road. The student worship team of Lancaster Bible College MBSSY and the joint choir One A-Chord will lead the service, which will begin at 6:15 p.m., and the celebration of the prayer will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Honored President of the Lancaster Bible College Peter W. Teague will deliver a keynote address.

The event will focus on prayer through seven special needs that affect the county, nation and world, the press release said: medical communities and mental health communities, people in need, families, businesses, government / military / law enforcement bodies, education and churches.

WDAC will broadcast the event on 94.5 FM as well as online at wdac.com. For more information, visit lancasterndp.com.

Episcopal Church of St. JohnCompass, at 19.00 the National Day of Prayer will take place. This service and prayer is open to people of all faiths, the press release said. Masks are optional, but recommended.

The church is located at 1520 West Kings Highway, on routes 340 and 10, east of Gap. For more information call 717-442-4302 or email stjohnscompass@gmail.com.

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