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  • National Day of Prayer Celebration May 1st
    by Neal Smith
    Published - 03/26/14 - 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    National Day of Prayer
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    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - May 1st is the “National Day of Prayer,” an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation, acknowledge our dependence on God, and promote greater unity as His children. The observance was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

    The Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance (CAIFA) sponsors our county’s observance of National Day of Prayer. Our observance takes place at a breakfast and associated talk and prayers, on Thursday, May 1st at 8:00 a.m. at the Gilbert Great Hall in the Haze Hunter Conference Center at Southern Utah University.

    The theme is “God Bless America.” The speaker will be Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt. The invocation will be given by Pat Brajnikoff and the benediction by Ruth Kinney. Special prayers will be offered by Sister Yvonne Hart on the church; David Grant on our freedom; Evan Vickers on our nation; and Pastor Bob Sharp on the family. The “Village Voices” will sing two musical numbers and Kendra Leavitt will play the harp. At the conclusion of the celebration the audience will sing “God Bless America.”

    The price is $10 which includes a full breakfast. Churches or individuals who wish to purchase tickets may contact Marguerite Smith at 435 867-5487 or e-mail her at nls400@msn.com.

    The National Day of prayer offers the perfect opportunity for the Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance to promote unity in the community. CAIFA is made up of volunteers who are members of St. Judes Episcopal Church, Christ the King Catholic Church, Westview Christian Center, Trinity Lutheran, Parowan United Methodist Church, Community Presbyterian Church, Sonrise Christian Fellowship and the Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While some have theological differences, they recognize there are many common beliefs and have elected to work together in building a broader faith-based community. The mission statement states, “The purpose of the Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance is to draw ourselves together in community through cooperation, service and love for the well-being of all”.

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