National Day of Prayer is Thursday

National Day of Prayer observed May 4

Thursday, however, Christians throughout the Dothan area will have two opportunities to come together for focused prayer as part of the National Day of Prayer.

The meeting will be held at The Fitness Doctor located at 2 JFK Boulevard.

Anderson's church in Black Forest will join the observance for the first time, opening its Interactive Prayer Room all day Thursday.

Then, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a citywide prayer rally will be held at the East Avondale NET Reach Center, 455 S.E. Golf Park Blvd.

The observance is now held the first Thursday each May when all Americans are encouraged to exercise their religious freedom by gathering publicly to worship and pray for our land. "I came years ago when it was down at the courthouse", the Bowling Green woman said when asked why she came.

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The event, both locally and nationally, is designed as a prayer service for Protestants and Catholics, not as an interfaith event also involving non-Christians, Janzen said. "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". Prayer is our weapon (to combat problems) and God is going to take care of us.

After the introductions, local pastors an church representatives led prayers in small groups. United with others, we stand together publicly to pray for our nation. Their goal: Mobilize prayer in America and encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.

The theme of this year's event is "For Your Great Name's Sake!" Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, "O Lord, Listen!" Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

"God we thank you for your goodness in our lives, and we honor you today", he prayed.

Karla Veloz, of Ontario, said, "a hunger for God", is why she attended the service, adding that she would like to see "more of God's power in the world". After Byars' introduction and the colors were presented by Blade Steele, David Coleman, Gavin Lett and Dakota Ivy with the WHS NJROTC program, Wini Frances led the singing of the national anthem, while Beth Franklin, a member of the Day of Prayer committee, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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