The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Faith
On April 30, 1789, after George Washington took the oath of office to become the first president of the United States, he proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, accompanied by Congress, to offer God a prayer of dedication on the new country’s behalf.
In that spirit, dozens of members of Congress will gather this year in the nation’s capital to offer their own prayers on behalf of America, the president and his cabinet, the Supreme Court and its justices, and Congress.
The sixth annual “Washington – A Man of Prayer” service will take place April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, where weekly Christian church services were held from 1800 to 1869. House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to open this year’s event, and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Rep. Tim Walberg. R-Mich., will serve as honorary hosts.
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