National Day of Prayer to be observed May 2 Posted in: News The 68th annual National Day of Prayer is set for 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, May 2. The event will be held on the north side steps of the Van Zandt County Courthouse. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!