National Day of Prayer upcoming

Published 8:28 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The National Day of Prayer is only days away, but organizers of the annual event say it is not too late for people who would like to become involved.

Sharon Keesler, who has been spearheading the organization of this year’s event on Thursday, May 2, said anyone wanting to get involved still has time.

The theme for this year is “Pray for America,” based on scripture from Matthew 12:21: “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

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Keesler said the main event will be the prayer service and Bible reading, during which the entire Bible will be read by community members reading designated passages in unison.

This year’s service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Tom Byrne Park. In the event of rain, the service will be held inside the gymnasium at Escambia County High School.

Keesler said prayer will also be held for leaders from the local level all the way to the national level and the names of politicians and community leaders will be written in sidewalk chalk throughout the walking path at the park.

Keelser said those wishing to help the committee’s efforts financially can make a donation of $10, or any amount, to the Atmore National Day of Prayer. Checks may be mailed to Sandra Johnson at 511 E. McRae St., Atmore, AL. 36502.

Anyone needing further information may contact Keesler at or by phone at (850) 327-4839.

Keesler added other questions about participation may be referred to the Bible Reading Event contact, JoAnn Martin, at (251) 368-5659.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual event coordinated through many church bodies throughout the Atmore area.