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April 28th, 2024

Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Geoff Eckart, chairman, National Day of Prayer Task Force, founder of Never the Same organization, empowering youth across America and lead pastor of Daybreak Church in West Michigan. Pastor Geoff is a leading light and tireless champion advancing our shared values and principles.

From the National Day of Prayer Task Force:

The First Thursday of May | The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

Historical Summary

1775 – The first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer

1863 – Abraham Lincoln called for such a day.

1952 – Congress established NDP as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Truman (82-324)

1988 – The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May (100-307).

On May 5, 1988 – Ronald Reagan signs into law Public Law 100-307 the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer.

Public Law 100-307, May 5, 1988

"The President shall set aside and proclaim the First Thursday in May in each year, as a National Day of Prayer, on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals."

Bio | Geoff Eckart

Geoff Eckart, is the Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Founder of Never The Same, a national youth ministry transforming America's new generation of leaders, and Lead Pastor of Daybreak Church in West Michigan.

Geoff Eckart lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife Arianna and together they have three daughters. Geoff is an adventurist and enjoys trips on his BMW dual sport motorcycle. |

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