National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers - June
Fri, Jun 21, 2024

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers is a day of remembrance for law enforcement officers who died protecting the safety of citizens. Every day is a risk, but these officers boldly and proudly wear their uniform and badge.

History

The work of law enforcement officers is dangerous. Daily, they encounter criminals and take part in skirmishes. Representatives of this profession more often than others face death and emotional burnout. To help law enforcement officials cope with physical and psychological stress, the National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers was established. In 2011, for the first time, representatives of the Wives Behind the Badge group called on people of different religions and faiths to read a prayer, thus supporting the officers.

Interesting Facts

  • It is believed prayer protects men and women who wear a uniform and carry a badge.
  • The more people read the prayer, the stronger the protective power over them will be.
  • What to pray for: physical and psychological security, the wisdom to make the right decisions, the hope that good will overcome evil, faith, strength, and courage.
  • It is customary to read a prayer not only on the National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers, but every time a police siren sounds.
  • It is customary to pray for criminals to return to the right path.

How to Take Part

  • If you know an officer, write them a letter or a postcard, always by hand—this is a great way to say ‘thank you’ for their work.
  • Read a prayer for those in law enforcement agencies; this can be done on your own or in the company of like-minded people.
  • Write about this day on social networks so people know about this day and support the officers with prayer.

When is National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers celebrated in 2024?

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers is observed on the third Friday in June.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday June 21 2024
Friday June 20 2025
Friday June 19 2026
Friday June 18 2027
Friday June 16 2028
Friday June 15 2029

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