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Lawton believers celebrate National Day of Prayer

06 May 2017

“We want to show our extreme gratitude to our law enforcement for the work they do to keep us safe every day, ” said one of the organizers, Janine Shepard. Hear Us. Forgive Us.

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

A nation and community facing challenges in government, business, churches, families, education and the military was the subject of prayer Thursday as Greencastle-Antrim added its petitions to a National Day of Prayer. The church will be open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. with prayer guides available. Abraham Lincoln also had a proclamation for a day of "humiliation, fasting and prayer" in 1863.

Local ministers and others offered prayers for different segments of the nation and the community. "I came years ago when it was down at the courthouse", the Bowling Green woman said when asked why she came.

This will be Quincy's 23rd official National Day of Prayer celebration.

After the introductions, local pastors an church representatives led prayers in small groups.

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The American Family Association's 21st annual St. Francois County National Day of Prayer ceremony set for this evening on the south lawn of the St. Francois County Courthouse, 1 N. Washington St.in Farmington.

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a Prayer Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.to 12:45 p.m. Daniel 9:19 says, "O Lord, Listen!" We do not need to be spiritually asleep on this day, but alive and actively calling out to the Father for our nation.

"You think about our country, it's changed somewhat-you know there's no longer prayer in public school's and we think it's just vitally important to recognize that prayer is extremely important", he said. "I believe that is essential if we expect God to hear us". Across the country and in the Midlands people will unite in prayer for country and community.

If you can not attend, take a moment to say a little prayer wherever you may be.

"Where two or three or more are gathered, there, our Lord is with us", he 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.

Lawton believers celebrate National Day of Prayer