National Day of Prayer in Northeast Ohio

The National Day of Prayer is next Thursday May 7th! It is a time for us to come together to pray for the leaders, direction, and people of our nation. The National Day of Prayer was signed into law in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman and a joint congress . The number of celebrations has been growing since then, and there are now estimated over 40,000 events all over the country! If you want to learn more about the history and purpose of this event, go to the National Day of Prayer website!

The interactive map below has some of the events taking place in our area; check out the text listing under that for more details. 

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Events in Independence, Ohio

7a.m. National Day of Prayer Event at Independence High School 

May 7th at 7am at the Flag Pole 
Led by Colin Borchert, Director of Youth for Christ

10am – Cornerstone of Hope, 5905 Brecksville Rd. – Led by Julia Ellifritt

11am – Independence Civic Center,
White Oak Room – led by Clergy of Independence Churches

12pm – Church Bells Ring reminding all to stop and pray

12:50pm – St. Michael’s Catholic Church and School 

6912 Chestnut Rd. – led by Father Pete Colletti & Mrs. Margaret Campisi

2pm – ALL Crane Rental, Inc, 

4700 Acorn Dr (off Oak Tree Blvd) – Hosted by Lawrence M. Liptak – prayer for the business community

5:30pm – Memorial on Public Square, 

6652 Brecksville Rd (next to Town Hall) – Led by Fred Wrights, Ret. Police Chief & Kiwanis Spiritual Director

7-830pm – Outdoor Band Stand 

6652 Brecksville Rd (near Town Hall) – Concert by NEO Church Worship Band & Prayer – Led by Mark Ballanger, NEO Church Worship Leader

Summit County National Day of Prayer Observance
May 7th at noon
Public parking is available across from the courthouse
(Rain site: Zion Lutheran Church 139 S. High St., Akron 44308)

Downtown Willoughby National Day of Prayer Ceremony
May 7th noon-1p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church National Day of Prayer Event
May 7th 7p.m.
This year’s theme is “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” from 1 Kings 8:28. Join leaders and members of the Cuyahoga Falls community in prayer for our nation’s government, military, media, business, education, church and family.

Willoughby Area House of Prayer (WAHOP) National Day of Prayer
May 7th 10:30a.m.-8p.m.
Join us for prayer and fellowship. We have 6 eight foot high white marker boards on the walls; come in and write all of your prayer requests on the boards for your family and friends. Together let’s mobilize prayer in America.

Lorain County National Day of Prayer event
May 7th 6-8p.m.
Come pray with us – together as fellow Christian believers. This is our time and this is our city! Info at:

Cuyahoga County National Day of Prayer event Downtown Cleveland
May 7th 9:45a.m.-2p.m.
Come ready to pray, dance, and worship over our city and nation! 95.5 The Fish will be on site; get all the information