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Today is the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer (NDOP). Governor Walker has signed a proclamation declaring May 4 as Wisconsin’s Annual Day of Prayer, and there are many events taking place across the state of Wisconsin as well as the nation.

In keeping with our long national history of presidents declaring national days of prayer and fasting, National Day of Prayer (first Thursday in May) is a congressionally declared observance since it was formally recognized in 1952. The National Day of Prayer Task Force is not a government organization. It is a private, not-for-profit entity dedicated to encouraging citizens, churches and communities to recognize and commemorate the day around the country.

The annual NDOP Madison State Capitol event will take place today from noon to 1 p.m. Join us as we pray for government, church, military, family, education, media, and business on the King Street Entrance to the state capitol. Wisconsin Family Action president, Julaine Appling, will be participating in the program, which is coordinated by the State NDP Director Joleen Helbig. In case of inclement weather, the noon event will be held in Room 413 North GAR in the capitol.)

Additionally, the Capitol Prayer Room (North 413 GAR, if in use North Hearing Room, 2nd Floor) will also be available starting at 8 a.m. with a time of worship. Prayer begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day (except during the noon event) led by area churches and prayer ministries.

Wisconsin Family Council encourages churches to be open today  (all day or specific hours), inviting people to stop in and pray as their schedules permit. We also urge families to set aside time today to pray together for America, Wisconsin, our communities, our churches and our families.

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