Mark Bailey, owner of Bailey's Discount, was the guest speaker for the 2019 National Day of Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast was held at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox. The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.