One News Now | Floyd: Come together in divided country

We are just a few more days until the annual National Day of Prayer, and an organizer of the event says it’s needed now more than ever.

The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 3.

Speaking days earlier on American Family Radio’s“Washington Watch” program, National Day of Prayer president Dr. Ronnie Floyd said America is a polarized and divided nation.

“That’s why this year,” he said, “we are really trying to forward the theme and calling for ‘Unity in America.'”

National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by Congress, and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer.

Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

Floyd said Day of Prayer organizers decided on the “unity” theme last October and it’s now obvious, he added, that the organizers made a wise decision.

Dr. Floyd is senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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