All across the country, faith leaders and believers will gather for the National Day of Prayer, held every first Thursday of May. This started back in 1952 under a joint resolution from Congress and was then signed into law.  

Pastor Gilford Monrose, Executive Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships and a pastor at Mt Zion Church of God 7th Day in East Flatbush, joined “News All Day” Wednesday to talk about the event.

Monrose says that it’s an opportunity for those who have faith to come together to pray and do goodwill.

Events around the city will include meditation and prayer.

For those who aren’t religious but still want to participate, Monrose suggests people find a good deed to do and show compassion toward others, something he encourages people to do every day.

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