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06 May 2017, 02:12 | Vickie Mathis
Breakfast to Celebrate National Day of Prayer
Preparations are now underway for the National Day of Prayer event in Conway, set for 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Faulkner County Courthouse.
Organizers will host the 6 p.m. event on the square of the historic Lowndes County Courthouse in Downtown Valdosta.
Now in its 66th year nationally, Daviess County's Day of Prayer event has taken place for the last 27 years.
But what she says hasn't changed is her belief that anything is possible-with prayer.
Dalton resident Darryl Tate said he was glad to see so many people willing to stand up and pray for the nation. "Regardless of what side of the isle you fall on politically, at the end of the day we all want our leaders to be successful and ultimately we want peace". The founding fathers may have been sure about separating church and state, but they also believed in a higher power and the effect of prayers.
The prayer breakfast brings together first responders, and civic, professional and clergy leaders from across the community. "Prayer can do what we can't do, and prayer can go where we can't go, and prayer can heal what we can't heal", Fletcher told the crowd of about 35.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday of May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer.
The intent of the celebration is to "mobilize prayer in America and encourage personal repentance and righteousness in our culture", she said. "I'm so very excited about the people who came, rain or no rain", said Roger Ryan, National Day of Prayer event coordinator and lead pastor at Fountain Square Church. We are specifically seeking guidance in seven areas: government, church, the military, families, education, the media and business.
The annual observance is held the first Thursday of May with this year's theme being "For your Great Name's Sake!"
"God we thank you for your goodness in our lives, and we honor you today", he prayed. The National Day of Prayer Task Force, of Colorado Springs, predicts 45,000 to 50,000 National Day of Prayer events across the United States May 4.
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, is the chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer. It is taken from Daniel 9:19.
"Our community has been really blessed", White said.
2 times two or more people in a small group are said to be praying.
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