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Pray for America Thursday during Day of Prayer
Anthony Campbell says a prayer at last years National Day of Prayer ceremony. This years event is set for this Thursday, May 4, at the Farmers Market pavilion at noon.

With the theme of “Pray for America,” the annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday at noon at the Farmers Market.
The local event will be held in concert with thousands of other prayer assemblies across the nation which will pause at noon for a time of prayer. McMinnville’s Day of Prayer event usually lasts about 45 minutes. It’s time, organizer Rev. Jeff Page says, that will be well spent given the present state of the world and nation.
“James 4 says that we have not because we ask not,” said Page of McMinnville Church of God and the McMinnville Ministerial Association. “We are told by Jesus in Matthew 6, ‘When you pray...’  Jesus also says, ‘ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.’ If we want to see this nation, this state, this county and this city turn back to God, we must do it on our knees. God will hear and answer our prayers.”
This year’s Day of Prayer will include prayer for the government by Michael Harris of North Hills Church of God of Prophecy, prayer for the military and first-responders by Jeff Owens of First Baptist Church, prayer for media and business by Tommy Vann of First United Methodist Church, prayer for education and schools by Jason Brown of Friendship the Baptist Church, and prayer for churches and families by Harry Green of First Presbyterian Church. Retired minister and veteran Robert Christian will say the closing prayer.
The public is urged to attend. There will also be a prayer assembly downtown near the fountain at 6 p.m.