The public is invited to attend the National Day of Prayer’s East County Mayors’ luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the Crystal Ballroom Banquet Hall, 414 N. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon. The event will showcase collaboration between churches, government and business and community leaders working together for the benefit of the entire community. Expected attendees include El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Santee Mayor Randy Voepel and La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, along with Chaldean Bishop Sarhad Jammo. The keynote speaker will be Mark Hoffman, senior pastor, Foothills Christian Church. Cost to attend is $30 per person at the door. To RSVP, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held this year on Thursday, May 1 that invites people of faith to pray for the nation based on an understanding that the country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Its purpose is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.