Community members gather at the Cross on the National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer service to be held May 5 at Lake Junaluska

April 6, 2022

A National Day of Prayer service will be held at the outdoor amphitheater below the Cross at Lake Junaluska on Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. The service will be an opportunity to come together to pray for the nation, and representatives from the community will lead all gathered in prayers for family, church, workplace, education, military, government, and arts and media.

Linda Carlson and Melba Hanson, co-coordinators of the 2022 National Day of Prayer event at Lake Junaluska, said the event is open to the public and encouraged everyone to attend.

“This is such an important time in our nation, and prayer is vitally needed,” said Carlson and Hanson in a joint statement. “Please join us in prayer on Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cross.”

The service will be one of thousands of local National Day of Prayer events to be held across the country. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

The theme for the 2022 National Day Prayer “Exalt the Lord, Who has Established Us” is based on Colossians 2:6-7: “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”

Parking will be at Lambuth Inn with disability parking available by the Cross. Seating will be available above the amphitheater for those who are unable to climb the steps.

For more information about the National Day of Prayer, visit Visit the Lake Junaluska events calendar for additional information or updates in the event of inclement weather.

2022 National Day of Prayer Graphic