Sen. Richardville participates in National Day of Prayer Capitol event
LANSING—Sen. Randy Richardville today participated in the annual National Day of Prayer event on the state Capitol steps.
Lawmakers and supporters gathered together to pray for a number of issues, including state government, families, our youth and the military.
“The National Day of Prayer is a time when all Americans, regardless of the type of faith, are encouraged to come together and pray in their own way,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “It’s important that we unite and commit to pray for our state and country on a daily basis.”
In 1952, Congress unanimously passed a bill proclaiming an annual day of prayer. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, the annual observance is held on the first Thursday of May and invites people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
Richardville is also co-sponsoring a Senate resolution recommending a room be set aside in the Michigan Capitol for use as a chapel by people of all faiths and denominations. The resolution will be introduced next week.
Many other states, such as Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, and Louisiana, have designated specific areas of their capitols as chapels or meditation rooms. The United States Capitol also has a designated prayer room.
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2008
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