Prayer Vigil in Observance of the National Day of Prayer
On Thursday, May 4, in recognition of the National Day of Prayer, St. Philip’s Church will be open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for a prayer vigil.
St. Philip's Church welcomes all to call on the Name of Jesus for our nation, city, and church invisible.
There will be a vigil from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary with a midday prayer service beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The guide below is available to assist those praying silently.
St. Philip’s Church is located near the market downtown Charleston; the address is 142 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401. There is a parking garage, limited parking in the church lot, and street parking.
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. The National Day of Prayer Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on the understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.