White House celebrates National Day of Prayer
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer — people across the country of all faiths are are encouraged to participate and pray for the nation.
It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
The White House observed the occasion by inviting various spiritual leaders to say a blessing in the Rose Garden.
President Donald Trump also signed an executive order to expand partnerships with faith-based groups.
He said it the move would ensure that all faith-based communities have strong advocates in the White House throughout the Trump administration.