City to observe National Day of Prayer May 6
Published 4:05 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Special to the Advance
The National Day of Prayer will be observed on Atmore Thursday, May 6, with three events at Tom Byrne Park. The committee hopes that everyone will be able to attend one or all of these programs.
The walking trail will have names of national, state, and area elected officials written in chalk and will be open all day for anyone who wishes to come by any time of the day.
The committee is asking for 186 readers who will make a commitment to be at the park that evening about 5:45 p.m. Each reader will have his/her Scripture passage ahead of time.
This has to be a true commitment because it won’t work if everyone is not there. If a reader commits and can’t attend for some reason, it will be up to the reader to provide a substitute.
As the public walks around the trail, they will hear the entire Bible read in 30 minutes.
If you would like to be a reader, contact any committee member - Apostle Hattie Bishop, Rev. Ted Bridges, Louise Brogden, Sherry Digmon, Rev. Diane Everette, Nancy Helton, Jean Johnson, Sandra Johnson, Sharon Keesler, JoAnn Martin, Rev. Mike McMorris, Courtney Odom, Rev. Jim Reece, Rev. Jimmy Wilson.
The theme for the National Day of Prayer 2010 is “Prayer for Such a Time as This” and is based on the verse from Nahum 1:7 which states “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.”