May 3, 2018 9:00 am

County Round Building, meeting room 3, 4444 Rice Street, Lihue

County Round Building, meeting room 3, 4444 Rice Street, Lihue



News Release:  National Day of Prayer Celebration on Thursday, May 3rd

Contact:  Annaleah Atkinson, co-chairperson, Interfaith Roundtable of Kaua’i, 652-7743,


April 14, 2018:  For Immediate Release


A broad diversity of prayers, songs and chants from many different religious and spiritual traditions on Kaua’i will ring out from the Lihue Civic Center Rotunda to celebrate the theme of “Pray for America–Unity” for the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sponsored by the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai (IROK), this free event welcomes the public.  Just go to the County of Kauai Moikeha Building Rotunda, 4444 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 96766, in the Lihue Civic Center (the round building at the intersection of Rice Street and Kuhio Highway). 


The Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai (IROK) includes representatives of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Bahai, Brahma Kumaris, Eckankar, Happy Science, Center for Spiritual Living, Fellowship of the Inner Light, Christian Mysticism, New Thought/Unity, Yoga, Secular Humanism, among others, and welcomes all religions, spiritual paths and spiritual education organizations.

The National Day of Prayer has deep historical roots in this country, having been declared in 1775 by the Continental Congress in forming a new nation. It was later recognized by first President George Washington in 1789. In 1952, the Congress passed a bill proclaiming National Day of Prayer. And on May 5, 1988, President Reagan signed into law official recognition of the first Thursday in May annually as the National Day of Prayer.

Founded in 2005, the Interfaith Roundtable is celebrating its 13th anniversary this year. IROK meets on the last Friday of each month at 12 noon at Lihue Hongwanji Temple, 3-3530 Kuhio Highway, Lihue. For more information go to, or email

Following the Interfaith Roundtable ceremony, a second service honoring the National Day of Prayer, sponsored by the Kaua’i Island Ministries (KIM), will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the same location.  KIM is an interdenominational ministry networking Christian churches and organizations.

If an ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support are needed,  please contact Annaleah at 652-7743, or at least seven calendar days before the event.