From Wichita to D.C.: National Day of Prayer is this Thursday

From Wichita to D.C.: National Day of Prayer is this Thursday

"Though the challenges are many and they are real, I can certainly stand here today and testify that God's love and grace is also for real", she said. United with others, we stand together publicly to pray for our nation.

Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer must be declared by each following president at an appropriate date of his choice.

But on the National Day of Prayer, each denomination is represented under one roof, for one goal.

The first National Day of Prayer observance, organized by the National Prayer Committee, took place at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. with featured speakers Vice President George Bush and Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie, according to the NDOP website at www.nationaldayofprayer.org.

In the Book of Acts, people are said to be praying 31 times.

Governor Ivey said prayer has been an important part of her life since she was a young girl in Wilcox County.

Jonathan Oliveras, attending the Day of Prayer for the third year, said, "I believe in prayer".

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Prayers were said for the city of Geneva, area farmers, churches, safety forces, military forces, seniors, students and youth, medical services and for religious liberty.

A gathering is scheduled for 6:30 a.m.at Omni Field, the grass field across Main Street from First Baptist Church, and Noon at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan. Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, "O Lord, Listen!"

Keith Anderson, prayer pastor at First Baptist Church of Black Forest, said the day issues a calling "to come back to be people of faith". "We desperately need his help". Participants joined in the prayers, frequently adding "Amen!" and waving American flags as the prayers were offered. North Cleveland Church of God, located at 335 11th St. N.E., will host the gathering.

The room provides centers for silent prayer of praise, intercession, confession, communion, for creative expression, for the work of missionaries and others.

Tom Alexander holds a cross he has been walking across the country at the Bakersfield National Day of Prayer in downtown Bakersfield Thursday.

A National Day of Prayer event is also being held at Central Christian Church in Wichita.

Rollins said group prayer should not limited to one day a year.

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