President Trump is observing the National Day of Prayer at the White House on Thursday, where he’ll be delivering remarks in the Rose Garden. National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, first designated by an act of Congress in 1952.
The annual event encourages people of all faiths to “turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”
Last year, on the National Day of Prayer, which prohibits nonprofits such as churches and charities from “directly or indirectly” engaging in a political campaign.that would allow the IRS to opt not to enforce the Johnson Amendment,
The order, which was based on one of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises, also provided regulatory relief from Obamacare requirements such as the requirement that organizations provide contraception care, which was heavily debated in the Little Sisters of the Poor case.
In a proclamation released before the event, Mr. Trump said on Thursday “we join together to offer gratitude for our many blessings and to acknowledge our need for divine wisdom, guidance, and protection.”
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