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Good morning, good morning, good morning! I've been listening to The Civil Wars all morning long, and I've just learned they're coming to Texas in July to sing to me. Well, me and a vast room of other CW fans. I haven't yet heard them play live, so I'm super jazzed about this! Too much coffee?

But, I digress. I'm supposed to be writing about the Question of the Day ... so on to our discussion. Tomorrow, May 5, is National Prayer Day. The nationwide observance has been held annually since 1952 when President Harry Truman presented the resolution before Congress -- which was then approved (obviously).

As a reporter, I've covered several National Prayer Day observances in various states, and I'm always surprised how passionate the attendees are about participating in an hour of prayer. Prayers are said for government, education, peace, etc. There's usually a bit of patriotism as well, which is always a pleasant addition. This year's observance in Victoria will be held at DeLeon Plaza beginning at 11:50, and last about one hour. But even if you can't/won't/do not want to attend, do you plan to pray on National Prayer Day?