With social distancing measures implemented, things will look a little different this year for St. Clair County’s observance of the National Day of Prayer next week. The National Day of Prayer is usually celebrated on the first Thursday of May nationwide with a gathering for local elected officers and clergy. It recognizes America’s constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom to practice one’s religion. It has been in existence since 1952. This year’s observance will be on May 7 with a radio broadcast on 90.7 Hope FM. The broadcast starts at noon and goes until 12:30. It will be in the North McMorran Parking Lot on Bard Street in Port Huron. Those who attend are asked to stay in their vehicles so as to maintain social distancing. This year’s theme is “Hope”. The event is sponsored by Operation Transformation and Blue Water Area Churches. Various faith leaders will be leading prayer.