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Day of Prayer held today

As Willonette Hammond blew the shofar, the call to prayer was answered.

Several local pastors and residents participated in the National Day of Prayer service May 6 at the Veterans Monument in Atmore.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May designated by the U.S. Congress as a day where people are asked to turn to God in prayer and meditation.

During the service, Dietrich Bondurant played two familiar hyms on his trumpet, and local pastors prayed for different facets of the country, including government, church, military, family, education, media and business.

First Presbyterian Church Pastor Jim Thorpe prayed for government; Brooks Memorial Pastor Tim Tew prayed for education; First Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Garrett prayed for first responders and the church; David Graham prayed for the military; John Hammond prayed for family; Bondurant prayed for the media; and all attending prayed for businesses.