Looking to harness the power of prayer, residents are encouraged to band together this Thursday at the Farmers Market pavilion for the local observance of National Day of Prayer.
The event begins at noon and is expected to last about 30 minutes.
“This is a great way to revitalize your spiritual engine in the middle of the week,” said organizer Jeff Page of Locust Street Church of God. “This year’s national theme is Wake Up America and it’s based around Isaiah 58:1.”
The multi-denominational event will feature prayers from Page of Locust Street Church of God, Johnny Newby from Smartt Baptist, Rick Lyle from Campaign Church of God of Prophecy, Anthony Campbell from Spirit of Life and Hope, Dean Northcutt from Covenant Fellowship, and Brett Van Zant from Westwood Church of Christ.
National Day of Prayer got its start in 1952 when President Harry Truman signed it into law. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan made the day the first Thursday in May.
National Day of Prayer is touted as a day of profound significance where Americans can unite from coast to coast to glorify God and pray for the betterment of mankind. The local event has been taking place at the Farmers Market pavilion for about a decade.