Starke County leaders will come together on Thursday, May 2 at the Nancy K. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox to “Pray for America.” That’s the theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer breakfast and is based on the verse from Matthew 12:21: “In His name, the nations will put their hope.” Starke County Historian Ed Hasnerl will be the guest speaker.
“It’s just a great time. It’s a national event, which originated in the 1950s. We ought to take time and thank God for the blessings for our country,” said Hasnerl.
The community event starts at 7 a.m. Contact the Knox Mayor’s Office for more information. This year marks the 62nd National Day of Prayer observance. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.