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Published On: Thu, May 5th, 2016

‘Woodlawn’ star Caleb Castille calls for prayers ‘for my generation’ at Alabama Day of Prayer event

woodlawn-posterActor and former University of Alabama football player Caleb Castille called for the public to  pray for youth, while attending a National Day of Prayer event this morning alongside 700 in attendence.

“My generation is hurting right now,” said the star of Woodlawn. “They’re looking for something real.”

The Birmingham actor portrayed 1970s-era Crimson Tide star Tony Nathan in the movie Woodlawn. “Pray for my generation please,” Castille said. “I still believe in us.”

Castille was a featured guest at the Greater Birmingham Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, bringing together 52 mayors from cities in Jefferson County to be prayed for. A group of ministers offered prayers over the public officials.

The annual observance of the National Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Thursday of May.

The 1775 Continental Congress declared the first national prayer day, and national days of prayer were often announced and observed into the 1950s.

President Harry Truman and Congress established an annual national prayer day in 1952 but left it to the president’s discretion as to when it would take place. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed bipartisan legislation that set aside the first Thursday of May for the observance.

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