State Rep. Diane Grendell (R-Chesterland) had the opportunity today to celebrate May 6 as “National Day of Prayer” with an event at the Columbus Statehouse. The event was put on by Shepherding the Next Generation-Ohio and invited pastors, ministry leaders and elected officials to join in celebration.
“As a woman of faith, I was so humbled to be invited to join together with my fellow colleagues and religious leaders to commend this National Day of Prayer,” said Grendell. “This is to take a day to specifically turn to God in immense prayer and meditation as we reflect – it was great to be a part of this ceremony.”
Shepherding the Next Generation-Ohio is an alliance of pastors and ministry leaders who promote efforts to lift up at risk children and their families. The group delves into research to learn what is most effective at preparing parents and their children to succeed in life, working as an incubator of ideas.
The organization also works with Congress and the Ohio Legislature to support initiatives such as high-quality early learning and parent coaching programs for first time mothers and fathers. These programs are currently available in all 88 Ohio counties.
The National Day of Prayer is celebrated annually on the first Thursday of May.