National Day of Prayer in Naperville

Hundreds gathered at City Hall for the 65th National Day of Prayer.

 The Naperville chapter of Concerned Women for America held the Day of Prayer, which is typically the first Thursday in May, at the municipal center.

“We have the privilege in our country to gather freely to pray and so we wanted to continue that tradition and gather as a community to pray for our nation and during this election year we need lots of prayers,” said Chris Barr, DuPage County Observance Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer.

Mayor Steve Chirico opened things up, reading a proclamation from Governor Bruce Rauner proclaiming National Day of Prayer in Illinois.

The hour-long event continued with prayer for members of the government, military, media, education and family.

The National Day of Prayer started in 1952 when Congress passed a law to hold the day in order to pray for the country.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.

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