Thursday people of faith will gather at the Howard Johnson Plaza in Yakima for the Mayor's Prayer Lunch. The event is part of the National Day of Prayer, which was established by President Harry Truman in 1952.  In 1988 President Ronald Reagan declared the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer   Lynette Lindemen is one of the organizers of the event which traditionally was held in the morning but this year was
switched to the afternoon at the Howard Johnson Plaza in Yakima . "It's not a fundraising event, it's just an event put together by people of faith to show the importance of prayer in our communities."  Tickets will be available at the door.