Apparently, in addition to being "May Day", it is also the National Day of Prayer (the task force for which is run by Shirley Dobson (I believe she's James Dobson's submissive little wife) and the mission statement is as follows:
The National Day of Prayer Task Force's mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.
Our Vision and Values
In accordance with Biblical truth, the National Day of Prayer Task Force seeks to:
Foster unity within the Christian Church
Protect America's Constitutional Freedoms to gather, worship, pray and speak freely.
Publicize and preserve America's Christian heritage
Encourage and emphasize prayer, regardless of current issues and positions
Respect all people, regardless of denomination or creed
Be wise stewards of God's resources and provision
Glorify the Lord in word and deed
Who We Are and What We Do
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. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose it 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 our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
What total crap.
Especially since, HELLO? There are people in the United States who ARE NOT "Judeo Christian". (Myself, for example... I am agnostic/eclectic)
It's also the "National Day of Reason", as well as May Day (which is International Labour Day)...
The "funnymentalists"... they worry me.