PVN Prays on National Day of Prayer

To commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4, a faithful group of Presbyterian Village North (PVN) residents, teammates and PVN Foundation teammates, gathered around the community’s flagpole to pray, a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. The devoted assembly, led by Denise Odom, PVN Minister of Spiritual Life, and Gary Fox, PVN Associate Minister of Spiritual Life, offered prayers for the nation’s active and veteran military members, national and local leaders, school teachers and their students, the Dallas community and PVN residents and teammates.

On the National Day of Prayer, many Americans assemble in prayer in front of courthouses, as well as in houses of worship, including churches, mosques, synagogues and temples. The reverent occasion is celebrated by a variety of denominations and religions and often includes but is not limited to a prayer breakfast, communal prayer or a moment of silence. The National Day of Prayer, observed annually on the first Thursday in May, as designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” This year’s theme to “Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much,” is taken from the Bible verse of James 5:16 stating, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Click here to read the 2023 White House Proclamation on the National Day of Prayer.