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Pew Center: Americans Pray Less

Pew Research CenterNews release The United States celebrates National Day of Prayer May 5, a day Congress set aside in 1952 for Americans “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Pew Research Center surveys indicate that the frequency of prayer among Americans has declined in recent years.  Fewer than half of U.S. adults (45%) say they pray on a daily basis, according

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Local National Day of Prayer Services

By LORETTA FULTON At least two organizations will host live National Day of Prayer services on Thursday. 1-Kingdom, an organization of local civic leaders and ministers, and the Abilene Interfaith Council, which has members from various faith traditions, will host services that are open to the public.  1-Kingdom is sponsoring several prayer opportunities throughout the day, all at Festival Gardens

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Interfaith Council Posts National Day of Prayer Service

The Abilene Interfaith Council has posted a link to its National Day of Prayer video, https://youtu.be/2Sx0MuEmdxQ The council issued the following news release about the service. National Day of Prayer is today, Thursday, May 6. “This year, many prominent spiritual leaders from our community donated their time and voices for our video series of interviews and tours of local houses

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National Day of Prayer

By LORETTA FULTON National Day of Prayer services will look a little more normal this year than a year ago when COVID-19 had a firm grip on all public gatherings. This year’s observances, locally and nationally, will be on Thursday, May 6. 1-Kingdom will sponsor a live event at noon in downtown Abilene, and the Abilene Interfaith Council will host

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE

By LORETTA FULTON A local National Day of Prayer service will be held this year, despite the COVID-19 shutdown, but it will look a little different. Instead of worshippers holding hands, hugging, singing and praying next to one another, participants will be asked to stay in their vehicle and listen on the radio. 1-Kingdom, an organization of local pastors and

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INTERFAITH PROGRAMS CANCELED

The Abilene Interfaith Council has canceled its April and May programming due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020-2021 programming will begin in September. Details will be released when programs are finalized. A tour of the Hindu Temple on North Mockingbird Street had been planned for April 18, led by Om Ghimirey. The annual National Day of Prayer Interfaith Observance had

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