Pillar College in Newark conducted their fifth Annual National Day of Prayer event on May 4th. The theme this year was For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”.
Mr. Matt Bennett, founder and CEO of Christian Union, was the devotional speaker. Prior to the time of prayer Pillar College student, Naomi Chavanne, sang “The Steadfast Love of the Lord” The program was concluded with the singing of the “Lord’s Prayer” by Christopher S. Lilley.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition.
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.
Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region. Pillar College is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Pillar College offers Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’sdegrees at their Somerset, NJ, Newark, NJ, Paterson, NJ, on-line and other various locations throughout New Jersey, in a environment that seeks to nurture
students of various theological traditions for service within the community and their own denominations and churches. In addition, the College creates a climate for study and fellowship, which encourages, equips, and enhances spiritual development and ministry.