McKinney will join the nation in celebrating the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1. A citywide prayer & worship event, the public is invited to gather at Town Lake Park at the West Pavilion at 5:45 p.m. The event will and end at 6:45 p.m.This year’s theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer”, which according to the National Day of Prayer website emphasizes “the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Romans 15:6 as our Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Mayor Brian Loughmiller will give the proclamation and there will be a multi-church worship band and choir.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. People of all faiths are invited to pray for the nation. Celebrated my millions of Americans, the event has transformed into an annual national observance held on the first Thursday in May.