On Thursday, May 2, the United States will observe the 62nd National Day or Prayer. More than 35,000 prayer gatherings will be conducted across the U.S., with several million people participating in this call to prayer.

In Pratt, the observance will be held at the Pratt Senior Center. A praise and worship service will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the National Day of Prayer service at 7 p.m. Many of Pratt's churches are participating and the public is encouraged to attend.

The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, and the scripture is Matthew 12:21, "In His name the nations will put their hope."