The Fayette County National Day of Prayer Task Force is reminding the community of today’s prayer event, which has been moved due to the possibility of rain.
The day will begin with the Commission on Aging hosting a patriotic program before lunch. The main event for today is the noon service, which was scheduled to be held at the courthouse gazebo, and now will be held at Grace United Methodist Church due to the possibility of inclement weather. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America,” based on Isaiah 58:1.
A service at the Jeffersonville Veterans’ Memorial will begin at 4 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church will then host the evening service, which begins at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and urged to attend the events to “pray for the country.”
Prayer has been a mainstay for people of America since its inception, task force members said. There are numerous recorded incidents of our Founding Fathers and many past presidents praying during wars and when important decisions had to be made.
A recent publication from the headquarters of the National Day of Prayer reported that 43,000 prayer events were held during the May observance this past year. The national observance held in Washington D.C. was watched by 250,000 people in 90 different countries. During the past two years, the National Task Force has added an American Bus Tour that has gone through 49 states. They report that 130,000 people were touched by their efforts and 9,000 decisions for Christ were made.
For more information, contact Nancy Boyer at (740) 475-8230.
The information in this article was contributed by the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
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