National Day of Prayer is scheduled

National Day of Prayer is scheduled

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:00 pm

National Day of Prayer is planned

The 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 2. Weakley County rallies will be held in Greenfield and Gleason.

The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. This year’s theme is “Pray for America.”

The Greenfield rally will be conducted downtown at the flagpole at the mini-park from noon-1 p.m. Several ministers from local churches as well as civic leaders will participate in leading prayers for our nation, our communities and our families. The Chandlers of Greenfield will be the worship leaders. Bring a lawn chair or set in your car. Contact Pastor Wendell Jellison at 731-235-3040 for more information.

The National Day of Prayer in Gleason will be held at city hall from noon-1 p.m. Ministers from the areas as well as civic leaders, will be speaking and leading the audience in prayer. Contact Pastor Tom Spellings at 731-345-9491 for more information.

Both rallies are Christian inter-denominational. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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