National Day of Prayer Services to be Held at ZHS

by WHIZ Reporter on May 1, 2012 at 5:47 am

Thursday marks the 61st annual National Day of Prayer, and Zanesville High School will once again host the event.

The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by Congress.

Pastor Joe DiViencenzo of New Hope Church on the East Pike will be leading the service, and said now more than ever, America needs prayer.

"Since 9-11 everything has been kind of unnerving around here. So we’re calling for believers to come, we want to lay this letter before the Lord, a token of this letter, and ask God to help," said DiViencenzo.

The Pastor said Zanesville High School has celebrated the National Day of Prayer locally for 15 years.

The service will take place Thursday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. and will feature music and singers.

"The choir is going to sing some godly songs, and some patriotic songs, and people are going to be praying for certain areas of our nation concerning are military, and even our local police and fireman," added DiViencenzo.

During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, the National Day of Prayer was officially established as the first Thursday in May.