National Day of Prayer events set for Thursday in Topeka

National Day of Prayer events set for Thursday in Topeka

National Day of Prayer events set for Thursday in Topeka

Rain fell on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, but Cowetans were not deterred from gathering to pray.

The meeting will be held at The Fitness Doctor located at 2 JFK Boulevard. Before 1952, most Presidents had issued annual or special occasion proclamations for a national day of prayer.

The Washington, D.C. observance will be live-streamed on the organization's website,, starting at 5:30 p.m. mountain time.

Area ministers and residents will meet at the Woodward County Courthouse on Thursday, from noon until 1 p.m. for the National Day of Prayer (NDP). Throughout the day, all across our country, people gathered in churches and other public places to take the time to pray. "Regardless of what side of the isle you fall on politically, at the end of the day we all want our leaders to be successful and ultimately we want peace".

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"We would ask that God lead them", Frankel said.

Bob Russell, retired pastor of Southeast Bible Church in Louisville, KY, recounts the story of how his church once bought the building next door to the leading abortion clinic in Kentucky. Family - prayers led by Oscar Click, Gospel Lighthouse Community Church, Mt Alto.

The intent of the celebration is to "mobilize prayer in America and encourage personal repentance and righteousness in our culture", she said.

The crowd joined in National Day of Prayer songs performed by Pastor Shawn White, Daniel Mantz, Matthew Mantz and Joshua Wolf from Gateway Church and the New Horizon Christian Fellowship.

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For this year's 66th observance, the theme is "For your Great Name's Sake, Hear us, Forgive us, Heal us".

The constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer was unsuccessfully challenged in court by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 2011.

The seven "mountains" are military, media, the church, family, business, education and government, Lane added. God calls us to prayer and prayer changes things. "It's a real cool community event", she said.

"During the service, I held this small rubber Earth in my hand and prayed that all the prayers for our country and world would be used to better our society", Thomas said.

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