The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public prayer for America. 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 as a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Then in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a law designating that the day as always being the first Thursday of May.
This year’s National Day of Prayer theme is “Love One Another,” reminding all citizens of the United States that we are individuals with a common love for our country.
Hero’s Valor Prayer: The Challenge Coin
The Challenge Coin has become synonymous with showing appreciation of service in the Armed Forces. Although the origin of the Challenge Coin is not clear, there are records of individuals exchanging a coin that dates back to World War I. One aspect that has challenged the test of time is the Hero’s Valor Prayer.
The Hero’s Valor Prayer is to guide each individual serviceman and woman to serve and protect our great country to with “a hero’s valor.”
As we celebrate National Day of Prayer, be reminded of the service and sacrifice each and every individual who has dedicated their lives to the service of our great country. We at Valorous TV are very grateful for our military, and our country is a much better place because of those who have served, are serving, and will serve.
Take a look at the Challenge Coins for our various branches of service: