National Day of Prayer

Mid-Michigan residents will join thousands of Americans across the country in prayer today.

Today is the Annual National Day of Prayer. Local residents will meet up at the State Capitol later this morning for prayer.

Congress made the day officials in 1952. However, it was first started in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked Americans to pray for the forming of the country.

People can fellowship on the State Capitol lawn beginning at 9:45 this morning. There will be activities for kids of all ages, music , and prayers from special guests.

Everyone is invited, it runs until 1p.m. this afternoon.

In Jackson, residents will meet up at Bucky Harris Park to pray together. The time for that is between noon and 1:30 p.m.