Hundreds participate in National Day of Prayer at capitol building

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The National Day of Prayer brought hundreds out to the state capitol.

The day started in 1952 when President Harry Truman signed a bill into law.

The theme for this year's day was unity, and people at the event said they're going to practice what was preached.

“If we can love well, we can do well. The way we love well is by giving into God first and letting him work in our lives,” said Rev. Paul Nather, Century Baptist Church.

“We live in a day in age where things can be divisive in society but today it's about all faiths coming together, sharing a common interest and goal and praying together,” said Public Service Commissioner Brian Kroshus.

Every president has signed a proclamation for the event since it was created in 1952.