Religious affiliations set aside for all to join in prayer

A National Day of Prayer has been observed every May 2nd for the past 62 years. For over 20 years the City of Kirksville has participated in the even and a little cold weather wasnâ??t going break the streak. Over 80 people gathered at the courthouse today to pray for the community and the nation. Different community leaders prayed for the lord to lead us in the right direction in many different aspects of life. They prayed for our schools, families, churches, youth, media, area businesses, and for our national, state, and community governments. The event is great for enriching your spirituality, but itâ??s even more important to practice what you learned from national prayer day outside of the event.

â??As I said at the end of the program, I challenged people to make sure that it's not just during these thirty minutes that we were together when we prayed, but that we find opportunities beyond this beyond today that we find opportunities every day to pray and to pray for our nation. It's gonna take more than a thirty minute prayer to see our nation turn around,â?? said Robert Fredricks Coordinating Committee Member for National Day of Prayer.

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