50 Oregon towns to host National Prayer Day events revealing robust spirituality

By NW Spotlight,

Sometimes Oregon makes news for their crime, homelessness, crazy laws or the much hyped liberalism as featured in the comedy show Portlandia.  Yet, there is another more traditional side to Oregon that doesn’t get much attention — it’s spirituality and faith community.

This can be seen in preparation for the National Prayer Day on Thursday May 5th where over 50 places in Oregon will be hosting prayer events to prayer for the betterment of our nation.  People will be gathering at flag poles, police stations and City Hall to pray.  You can see the list at Oregon Faith Report.

During these times of pandemics and polarizations, it is a good reminder that many people, who do not necessarily agree with each other, are gathering in unity to seek wisdom and guidance.

The National Prayer Day was started in 1952 by a bill started by Mr. Conrad Hilton of Hilton Hotels and Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas.  It was more formalized in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Here is a sample of events:

Oregon Capitol #1 NDP
5/5/22 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
State Capitol Fountain Park
Salem, OR

Oregon State Capitol #2 – All Day – join as you can
5/5/22 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Salem, OR

Portland: Gather at the Flag Poles for Prayer
5/5/22 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Greater Portland Baptist Church
Portland, OR

Beaverton Area Community Prayer
5/5/22 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunset Church
Portland, OR

Medford event: National Day of Prayer
5/5/22 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Medford FBC

Hillsboro Oregon Downtown
5/5/22 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
City Center Parking Garage top floor
Hillsboro , OR

More examples & full list here