The first Thursday in May each year is observed as the National Day of Prayer in the United States. The day is set aside for people from all faiths to pray for the country as a whole. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
The Garfield Hts. City Wide observance of the National Day of Prayer is held at various locations throughout the city. There is one main venue and several stationary venues where Christians gather together in worship and in prayer. The prayer topics cover both the city and our nation. Stationary venues include: Jennings Nursing Home, The Village of Marymount, Garfield Heights Fire Department, the Garfield Heights Civic Center, and the Veteran's Memorial.