Two sites will host Thursday's National Day of Prayer

The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be celebrated Thursday at two area locations.

Prayers will be offered at noon in front of Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. In the Black Diamond area, events are planned for both 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Lake Sawyer Christian Church, 31605 Lake Sawyer Rd.

Supporters note that on April 14, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned last year’s ruling that such a national observance was unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, rebuffed a challenge to the 1952 congressional act declaring an annual National Day of Prayer.  According to the appeals court ruling, the proclamation imposes no requirement on a person and therefore no one is hurt by a request that can be declined.

For information about the Enumclaw event, contact Bruce Thweatt at 360-825-5437. For the Black Diamond event, contact Jenny Hannaford, 360-625-8543.

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