LARAMIE -- The theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2, is Love One Another.

The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”

In Laramie, a National Day of Prayer Event is set for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, at 603 East Ivinson.

The keynote speaker will be Debbie Fisher, the assistant superintendent of schools for Albany County School District #1.

The worship service will be conducted by members of the Emmaus Road Church.

Additional community prayer observances include a Morning Prayer at the Albany County Courthouse at 7 a.m. and a Noon Prayer at the UW Union Family Room at 12 p.m.

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

According to its website, the hope of the National Day of Prayer organization is that “individuals, churches, and spiritual leaders in America, will humble ourselves and unify in prevailing prayer for the next great move of God in America. We can come together in clear agreement that this is our greatest need.

“We can become a visible union, standing together in prayer. We can pray more than ever before, and practice extraordinary prayer for the next great move of God in America that will catapult the message of the gospel nationally and internationally.”