Each year, The Thanks-Giving Foundation assembles civic, community, religious, nonprofit, governmental, and business leaders in celebration of unity around the power of gratitude and inclusive prayer for all faiths in America.

Annual Luncheon

2017 National Day of Prayer

What is prayer? How does it work? How does it change one’s life? These are questions that were asked to the North Texas community for the 2017 National Day of Prayer. People of diverse faith traditions gathered at Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas to record statements about their own perspectives on prayer. Throughout the discussion ran common themes, revealing a connection between so many unique groups of people. The video was first presented at the 2017 National Day of Prayer Luncheon.

About the Luncheon

On the first Thursday of each May, The Thanks-Giving Foundation and Interfaith Council celebrate a community-wide recognition of the National Day of Prayer — a time at which multiple faith groups share their prayers for the nation. This day is celebrated in Dallas with a special luncheon program calling all faith groups together to celebrate common ground as United States residents. The program often includes presentations from area youth and inspiring messages from honored speakers. Proceeds from the luncheon are used to further the work of The Thanks-Giving Foundation, including Thanks-Giving Square and the Interfaith Council.

National Proclamation

Visit our proclamation page to view an archive of current and past National Day of Prayer presidential proclamations. LINK

Past Event Speakers

  • Janessa Gans Wilder, Founder of the Euphrates Institute | “Building Peace in the Face of Extremism”