Men of Destiny observe ‘National Day of Prayer’
By J.G. Session
The community is cordially invited to attend the annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the local City Halls beginning at 12 noon until 2 p.m., throughout Broward County.
The Honorable Bishop Douglas Russell, Jr., has been selected to deliver the Community Prayer at the Commissioner’s Chambers, City of Fort Lauderdale, City Hall, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He serves as a public elected official for Broward Soil and Water Conservation District, Group four and is the Founder of Men of Destiny Community Outreach, Inc., of South Florida and Retired Bishop of Historic Royal Assembly Church of the Living God, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and as the former Vice President of the NAACP, Pompano Beach Chapter.
Men throughout the com-munity will be in attendance in prayer for building stronger family ties as fathers in the communities, educational and employment opportunities, equality and justice, health, government leaders and numerous other issues affecting all people locally, state and globally.
The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists 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.
The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.