The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people 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. The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.
Last Friday, by the Edwards County Park Building, 37 soldiers with Texas Army National Guard had their tent stations set up for coronavirus testing. Anyone experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 were eligible to be tested.
COVID-19 has shut down a lot. Here in little Rocksprings, TX, restaurants are limited to take-out-orders only, local, city and county offices are on closed door policy, but with workers inside, social distancing, schools closed and some complete closures. Churches are not allowed to assemble with more than 10 people inside a building.
Tuesday, May 5th is Cinco De Mayo, a holiday rooted in Mexican history that has been adopted by millions of Americans, both Latino and non-Latino. The holiday is actually celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico.
In his Monday, April 27th afternoon address on plans to reopen the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing a nearly fourweek stay-at-home guidelines to expire this Thursday. That means many retail outlets will be allowed to reopen Friday, with limits.