Residents attend a National Day of Prayer service at county courthouse
POCAHONTAS—Several members of the local community gathered inside the Randolph County Courthouse Thursday night, May 2, for a time of prayer in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The event was coordinated by the Randolph County Ministerial Alliance.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May that invites people of all faiths to pray for the nation. The day was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United State Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Trumann.
Following preliminary music and singing from the group, Firelight, of Great Harvest Church, Great Harvest Church Pastor Jeff Hamm, also current chairman of the ministerial alliance, opened the service with a few words before leading the congregation in an invocational prayer. Hamm said the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer was “Love One Another”.
“You know, the thing that is the greatest testimony in a Christian church is our love for each other,” said Hamm. “Now in this room, we have people from various arms of the church; but here’s what I say: the church in Pocahontas is gathered tonight. We’ve come from different places, but we’ve come to serve the same God and to exalt Him through our prayer. We are here to pray and exalt the Lord.”
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