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Mayor proclaims National Day of Prayer

Albany - With troops still in harms way overseas, the faithful are once again calling the nation to prayer. Albany Mayor Willie Adams signed a proclamation declaring the city will take part in the 54th annual National Day of Prayer on May 5th.

This year, prayers will focus on the military, political leaders and schools. Everyone is invited to pray in front of the government building downtown at noon.

"There will be selective people who will be praying on behalf of different professions. I will be praying for elected officials, and others will be praying for the military and all of those type things," said National Prayer Committee Member James Bush.

In 1775, John Hancock signed a congressional order establishing the first day of prayer. In 1988, the first Thursday in May was designated as the annual day of prayer.

posted by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

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