National Day of Prayer was commemorated with a service this morning at First United Methodist Church, where individuals prayed for several aspects of society.
Pastor Paige Williams led the ceremony, which featured speakers asking for God’s blessing on the earth, government, military, children, adults, families and church.
District Judge Jim Adams led the prayer for the government and prayed that leaders would find more common ground and try harder to work together.
Praying for families was Joey Ashby, who asked for God’s blessings on families across the country.
Prayer requests were also taken from the congregation and an altar call was given to allow individuals to pray on their own while a hymn was sung. The service was just one of many in the area and across the country.