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Join us for National Day of Prayer

Published 12:06am Monday, April 28, 2014

As our nation struggles with continued economic insecurity, vast healthcare change, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise one of their most precious freedoms — the right to gather, worship, and pray to God.

Following in the footsteps of our nation’s founders, who fought for religious freedom, people from all over our community will be gathering in the Natchez City Council Chambers, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.

On Thursday, Natchez Ministerial Alliance, an organization comprised of local area ministers, will be organizing our local National Day of Prayer event.

This will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer journey leading participants through The Lord’s Prayer.

People will be welcome to come and go all day long to participate in this prayer journey.

Then we will gather for a community prayer vigil during the noon to 1 p.m. hour.

Jesus showed us how to pray in Matthew 6 when he said in verse 9, “This, then, is how you should pray.”

That is the vision that the Ministerial alliance has for this year Day of Prayer.

“This 63rd annual, national observance on Thursday, will have profound significance for our country,” said John Bornschein, National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force Vice-Chairman. “By joining together in prayer, we have an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call upon citizens to humbly come before His throne.”

The Natchez Ministerial Alliance is excited about this opportunity to invite all our community to prayer.

It is our hope that the community will come out and gather to repent and intercede for our city, state, nation and world.

To learn more about the Natchez area National Day of Prayer event, visit nationnaldayofprayer.org and search the 39120 Zip Code

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.

 

Dennis Ellingburg

Chairman of the Natchez/Adams

National Day of Prayer Committee