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2013 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans have long turned to prayer both in times of joy and times of sorrow. On their voyage to the New World, the earliest settlers prayed that they would “rejoice together, mourn together, labor, and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission […]

2012 – Proclamation

Seal of the President of the United States of America

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Prayer has always been a part of the American story, and today countless Americans rely on prayer for comfort, direction, and strength, praying not only for themselves, but for their communities, their country, and the world. On this National Day of Prayer, we give […]

2011 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity. Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation’s leaders. President Abraham Lincoln once said, “I have been driven many times upon my knees by […]

2010 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our history, whether in times of great joy and thanksgiving, or in times of great challenge and uncertainty, Americans have turned to prayer. In prayer, we have expressed gratitude and humility, sought guidance and forgiveness, and received inspiration and assistance, both in good […]

2009 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our Nation’s history, Americans have come together in moments of great challenge and uncertainty to humble themselves in prayer. In 1775, as the Continental Congress began the task of forging a new Nation, colonists were asked to observe a day of quiet humiliation […]

2008 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America trusts in the abiding power of prayer and asks for the wisdom to discern God’s will in times of joy and of trial. As we observe this National Day of Prayer, we recognize our dependence on the Almighty, we thank Him for the […]

2007 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation A prayerful spirit has always been an important part of our national character, and it is a force that has guided the American people, given us strength, and sustained us in moments of joy and in times of challenge. On this National Day of […]

2006 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our Nation’s history, our citizens have prayed and come together before God to offer Him gratitude, reflect on His will, seek His aid, and respond to His grace. On this National Day of Prayer, we thank God for His many blessings and His […]

2005 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s earliest days, prayer has given strength and comfort to Americans of all faiths. Our Founding Fathers relied on their faith to guide them as they built our democracy. Today, we continue to be inspired by God’s blessings, mercy, and boundless love. […]

2004 – Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In his first Inaugural Address, President George Washington prayed that the Almighty would preserve the freedom of all Americans. On the National Day of Prayer, we celebrate that freedom and America’s great tradition of prayer. The National Day of Prayer encourages Americans of every […]