Today is the National Day of Prayer, a day determined by U.S. presidents, including Ronald Reagan who designated National Prayer Day as the first Thursday in May in 1988, according to the National Day of Prayer website.
President Barack Obama declared Thursday, May 5 as the National Day of Prayer last week.
He wrote, "Let us remember in our thoughts and prayers those who have been affected by natural disasters at home and abroad in recent months, as well as those working tirelessly to render assistance. And, at a time when many around the world face uncertainty and unrest, but also hold resurgent hope for freedom and justice, let our prayers be with men and women everywhere who seek peace, human dignity, and the same rights we treasure here in America."
While a web search didn't yield specific events recognizing National Day of Prayer, a few Wheaton churches including Hope Presbyterian, Evangel Baptist and Wheaton Evangelical Free churches had the day marked on their calendars.