CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - During tough economic times and recent disasters like the oil spill in the Gulf and flooding in Nashville, TN, many are turning to the power of prayer.
The National Day of Prayer dates back to 1952 when former President Truman signed the bill into law, and last year President Barack Obama proclaimed that the first Thursday in May would be known as National Day of Prayer.
Ronnie Burke, pastor of Maplewood Baptist Church in Sulphur says, "it takes prayer and depending upon God to help us in the midst of crisis."
"We need prayer more today than we ever have," says Roxanne Baggett, president of Profit & Loss Assoc.
With the flood victims having to start over and the oil still making its way closer the Gulf Coast, many will use this day to bring hope and joy to their lives.