National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May each year, inviting Americans of all faiths to pray for the country and its leaders. In the table below, you will find when National Day of Prayer is official marked and celebrated in United States over a span of 15 years. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Year Day of the Week Date Name
2010
Thursday May 6 National Day of Prayer
2011
Thursday May 5 National Day of Prayer
2012
Thursday May 3 National Day of Prayer
2013
Thursday May 2 National Day of Prayer
2014
Thursday May 1 National Day of Prayer
2015
Thursday May 7 National Day of Prayer
2016
Thursday May 5 National Day of Prayer
2017
Thursday May 4 National Day of Prayer
2018
Thursday May 3 National Day of Prayer
2019
Thursday May 2 National Day of Prayer
2020
Thursday May 7 National Day of Prayer
2021
Thursday May 6 National Day of Prayer
2022
Thursday May 5 National Day of Prayer
2023
Thursday May 4 National Day of Prayer
2024
Thursday May 2 National Day of Prayer
2025
Thursday May 1 National Day of Prayer

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