National Day of Prayer May 5

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dear Editor,

It is so easy to complain about and criticize our government and our leaders. There is one thing that is we often forget and that is the power of prayer.

We have a national holiday (National Day of Prayer) on May 5 to carry on the tradition of our Founding Fathers to seek God for His help and blessings. President Lincoln summoned the nation to observe a day of prayer and thanksgiving on nine different occasions saying, “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But, we have forgotten God.” Friends let us not be the generation that forgets God!

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The Atmore Area National Day of Prayer Committee is planning their annual community event to be held at the Tom Byrne Park Thursday, May 5. The main event will be begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service involving local pastors and lay people. At 6 p.m. the entire Bible will be read as a prayer and blessing over our community. It will take 188 people, each reading a different portion of scripture 30 minutes to read the entire Bible. We had approximately 200 people who came out last year to participate in the Bible Reading.

If you and your church would like to join us in the Bible Reading, please call JoAnn Martin at 368-5659; Nancy Helton 251-655-6358, e-mail: nan.helton; or Sandra Johnson 368-8551, Pastor Ted Bridges 850-380-3814.

Prayerfully yours,

Sharon Keesler

Walnut Hill, Fla.