Today is the National Day of Prayer, an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, “when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. Each year since its inception, the president has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.”
To commemorate the day, the Washington Post has created a powerful series featuring religious leaders from different faiths around the world discussing how those of their faith communicate with their higher being. Linda Otani McKinney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is featured in the video “How to Pray Like a Mormon” and says to think of prayer as “a heavenly conversation.”
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.