Mayor Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted the 2nd Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at Getty House. Leaders from all faiths gathered to celebrate this national holiday and offer blessings and prayers to the residents of the City of Los Angeles. Buddhist Monks from the Sarathchandra Buddhist Center, North Hollywood also took part at the event.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
Mayor Garcetti in his speech said “Today, I joined people of many faiths to lift up our city in prayer, and to ask that we continue to give and receive the blessings of compassion and mercy, justice and peace, love and hope. Saint Augustine once wrote that we should ‘Pray as if everything depends on God, and work as if everything depends on you.’ This year’s National Day of Prayer is a timely reminder of the power we can discover in belief, and the importance of living our individual truths.”
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