Today, around the country, groups are gathering for the National Day of Prayer. Several prayer events were held right here in the Upstate.
One of those was a noon service at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville.
Pastors from several local churches and community leaders led the service, and prayed for different intentions, including families, education, military and our government.
The theme nationwide was unity. Organizers hope that this day, and prayer in general, will build bridges between us.
Ted Quantz is on the Prayer Committee at First Presbyterian Church. “Our job here in the National Day of Prayer is to bring our community together. The country is divided right now and the division happens in our community as well, we're not immune, and our desire is to bring everyone together," he said.
National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday in May each year.
It's been around since 1952, when it was created by a Joint Resolution of Congress, and was signed into law by President Truman.
Every president since then has signed a National Day of Prayer Proclamation.
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