The power of prayer

Published 6:26 pm Saturday, May 5, 2012

Children took part in this year’s National Day of Prayer Thursday at Escambia County High School in a special service held for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

This year’s National Day of Prayer event may have been pushed indoors by the weeks rainy weather, but the damp day did nothing to squelch the spirits of nearly 300 people who came together at Escambia County High School Thursday evening to pray for everything from local residents to the Obama administration.

Coordinator Sharon Keesler said this year’s event was a huge success she hopes is only the beginning of years of growth for the program.

“ I think it was great even with the weather and the confusion of having to change the locations,” she said. “It was fantastic.”

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This year’s prayer gathering included the event’s staple, a reading of the entire Bible in only 30 minutes, but also included new additions, such as special group prayer sessions and a children’s prayer time that drew 41 kids.

Keesler said she would like to thank all involved.