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National Day of Prayer goes virtual

County residents will celebrate the National Day of Prayer will happen on Thursday, May 7, but unsurprisingly not in the way they have traditionally observed it.

The program format has been changed due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions and guidelines. Organizers will film a video  and make it available for organizations, churches, businesses, health care organizations, first responders, emergency and medical organizations and individuals to share through social media including YouTube, Facebook and websites to commemorate the event. For more information contact Rebecca Moon, at Carolina Baptist Association 828-693-4274.PSA for the Lightning
The National Day of Prayer, designated by Congress and enacted in 1952, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The event is coordinated by the Carolina Baptist Association and in past years the event, held at the Historic Courthouse at noon, featured presentation of colors by East Henderson High School JROTC, singing of the National Anthem by East Henderson choir and pledges to the American and Christian flags and the Bible. Individuals offered prayers for the government, military, families, churches, addictions, front line and first responders and media.