Quincy Celebrates its 23rd National Day of Prayer

Posted May 06, 2017

Rain fell on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, but Cowetans were not deterred from gathering to pray.

This was the 65th year that National Day of Prayer has been held. Daviess County National Day of Prayer secretary Alice Fitzgerald conducted the prayer for our nation, asking for God to heal our land. "That's what we pray about in the name of Jesus, that he would bring us together to bring all of our unique talents and differences and everything to work together for him". "Without them, we can not have the freedom we have in our community".

Southerland who attended the afternoon prayer session says she developed a relationship with God seven years ago. It is taken from Daniel 9:19. O Lord, Hear and Act!

Many Christians aren't aware a federal law requires the President to proclaim a National Day of Prayer each year on the first Thursday in May.

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Following that local pastors will offer prayers for special needs, including churches, the nation, state, local government and first responders and families.

"If there is ever a time that we need to come together to seek God and pray, this is it", White said. "Our nation is divided".

- And when he was come to the place, he said to them: Pray, lest ye enter into temptation (Luke 22:40). For we know there is no surprise, we know that there is nothing that shocks you for you have a hand in it all. He is also pastor of Landmark Church.

"I've been in business since 59′ as a beautician and God has been really good to me and I thank him for everything", she added. Putnam Street will be blocked off for attendees, and Pastor Rodney Lord from Freedom Gate Church will be overseeing the program.

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"We've been stressing unity in Aiken for a long time, having one Aiken, the city and county coming together as one", Bush said. We see different countries threatening military buildup.

"These men and women were very eloquent". Worship began with the hymn "Amazing Grace" and concluded with "How Great Thou Art". The speaker will be Interim Pastor Bob Brown.

"We really have a nice base of people who continue to come out each year and pray for our city and pray and for our nation", Baugher said.

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