National Day of Prayer Gathering Held at Pat Coursey Park in Brownwood

Posted May 06, 2017

Donald Cantrell prayed for churches, asking God to empower them to please heaven, not man. Hear Us. Forgive Us.Heal Us!" which is taken from Daniel 9:19: "O Lord, Listen! "It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman".

Rain fell on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, but Cowetans were not deterred from gathering to pray.

This service is always held the first Thursday in May, and people of all faiths are invited to pray for the nation (if there was ever a time our country needed prayer, it's now).

Following that local pastors will offer prayers for special needs, including churches, the nation, state, local government and first responders and families.

At this crucial time for the nation, organizers said the community can do nothing more important than pray.

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"It is growing year after year and that is very encouraging", she said.

The day was broken into three sessions focusing on self-prayer, repentance, and prayer for leaders in the nation.

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a Prayer Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.to 12:45 p.m.

Loudoun County will feature two National Day of Prayer events tomorrow. "Forgive us when we are selfish and hoard our blessings, and turn our back to those in need", Vogt wrote. We look for hope and faith with occasions such as these where we bring people together and ask for God's guidance and direction and his help. Putnam Street will be blocked off for attendees, and Pastor Rodney Lord from Freedom Gate Church will be overseeing the program.

The National Day of Prayer is celebrated by Americans of many religions, Protestants and Catholics, as well as Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, and Jews.

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More than 2 million people are expected to attend the services, which take place at state capitols, county courthouses, schools, business, churches, on city hall steps and in homes.

Glenwood Baptist Church will be hosting the Oak Ridge National Day of Prayer Community Event at 6:30 p.m.

It is meant to be a simple gathering, with Christian leaders in our city leading those who gather in a short prayer focusing on one of the topics listed.

"We want to emphasize the importance and value of prayer", Anderson said.

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