Did you know that the President of the United States is required to pray? Given the First Amendment’s prohibition on laws establishing religion, this news may come as a surprise. Yet, if you look up 36 U.S.C. § 119 of the U.S. code, you will find that the law dictates that the President must “issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer (NDP) on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”
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