Thursday morning briefing: National Day of Prayer and return of the wind

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing.

Prayer info

It’s National Day of Prayer. Some things you might not know about this annual observance:

• Participants are asked to focus prayer on seven “centers of power”: Government, military, media, business, education, church and family.

• It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and President Harry S. Truman signed it into law.

• The first national call to prayer came in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked colonists to pray for wisdom in forming a nation.

Question of the day

What’s your favorite item to shop for at summer yard sales?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Filing deadline

Interested in becoming a school board member in Clovis?

There is one week left before the deadline to submit a letter of interest for longtime board member Lora Harlan’s district 3 seat.

The legal notice and required qualifications are here:

www.clovis-schools.org

Today in history

On this day in 1937, the airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the pride of Nazi Germany, burst

into flames upon touching its mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 passengers and crewmembers.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-hindenburg-disaster

Weather

Today — Wind’s back…gusts up to 55 mph. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. West winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — More of the same…windy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Colder. Lows in the 40s. West winds 20 to 30 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.