When Broadway Dance center founder and CEO Richard DeGuerin sat down for the National Day of Prayer Breakfast, he said it was an “honor to stand at the podium and share with the country our commitment to prayer, and to prayer as an institution.”
“I think that’s a cornerstone of the faith of our country, which is the separation of church and state,” he said.
“It’s been a privilege to share my faith and my faithfulness with the American people.”
DeGueril is not the only Broadway dance center to hold the national event.
A spokesperson for the Christian Alliance for the Performing Arts (CAPA) said the event is held annually, with about 300 people attending.
“The CAPA was excited to host the first National Prayer Day Celebration, and we were very honored to join in the celebration,” the spokesperson said.
“CAPA is proud to be a member of the First Presbyterian Church in the USA, a national and world leader in Christian faith, family, and community.
CAPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the Christian faith in America.”
Christian Alliance for The Performing and Performing Parks spokesperson Katie Schurman said the National Center for Prayer event is not a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit.
“We’re not going to be asking for any kind of special exemption or anything like that,” Schurmans spokesperson said, adding that the event will have its own “performers, sponsors, sponsors and clergy.”
Schurman also said the Christian Coalition of Greater Houston, a non-religious, non profit organization that supports faith-based and non-commercial organizations, is also a “sponsor” of the event.
“There are other organizations who are also participating,” she said.
The National Day Of Prayer is a celebration of the Christian religion and a time for people to pray and remember Jesus Christ.
It began in the US in 1966 as the “March of Prayer,” when US presidents and vice presidents held their inaugural addresses at the Capitol.
In the 1970s, as part of its celebration, the National Cathedral of the Incarnation in Washington, DC held a prayer vigil for the first time in history, when it held a mass service in honor of Jesus Christ in January 1979.
But the National Church of the Faithful has always been a major contributor to the national prayer day.
“In the 1960s, the Christian Center was the first of its kind in the country, and its presence at the inaugural prayers has been an enduring, lasting testament to the faithfulness of the nation to Jesus Christ,” the organization’s website reads.
“For more than 150 years, we have dedicated our faithfulness to the service of God and the protection of the American People,” the website continues.
“Today, the American Faithful are the largest denomination of the United States, and the faith that is represented is unmatched by any other denomination.
The faithfulness and faithfulness that we demonstrate through our worship and actions is the bedrock of our national strength.”
The National Christian Prayer Coalition (NCPC), a Christian-led advocacy group, is responsible for bringing together religious leaders and other individuals to offer prayers during the National National Day OF Prayer.
“When people of faith join together for prayer, they are more likely to share their faith and their beliefs with the world and the people in their lives,” NCPC spokesperson Allison Davis said in a statement.
“They are also more likely than those who do not pray to have the strength to share the faith with others.
It is through prayer and prayer alone that we will be strengthened in the fight against evil.”
Davis said the prayers will be given in the context of “the faithfulness, love and care that people of all faiths and none have for one another.”
“The prayer vigil is not about showing solidarity with a particular faith or a particular denomination, but is a prayer for the continued faithfulness among all Americans,” she continued.
“It is a moment of worship and worship in which all of us stand together for one common purpose, and pray that the work of God may be done in peace and love.”
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