Grayson County Commissioner Phyllis James invited county residents to celebrate the National Day of Prayer 2019 at the Grayson County Courthouse in Sherman on Thursday.

The theme for this year’s event is “Love One Another,” James said. The National Day of Prayer website says the theme comes from Jesus’ words in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”

James said the service in Grayson County will start at 7:30 a.m. on the second floor and she will have donuts and orange juice for those who skip breakfast to be at the services.

“I want everyone to be here,” James said. “I think everyone would agree that our nation needs our prayers.”

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

“In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer,” the website states.