National Day of Prayer events set in Augusta

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:13 AM
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People across the area will stop to pray for the nation Thursday, the 61st annual National Day of Prayer.

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Members of the military and civilians bow their heads in prayer during the Fort Gordon National Day of Prayer observance ceremony.  FILE/STAFF
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Members of the military and civilians bow their heads in prayer during the Fort Gordon National Day of Prayer observance ceremony.

Prayer services are scheduled from sunrise to sunset at area churches, community centers and city halls. The theme of the 2012 National Day of Prayer is One Nation Under God, based on Psalm 33:12, which says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.”

Last year, an estimated 40,000 National Day of Prayer events were held nationwide. At each, participants were encouraged to pray for seven centers of influence: government, military, media, business, education, church and family.

The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event by an act of Congress in 1952 and was signed into law by President Truman. For more information, see nationaldayofprayer.org.

EVENTS

6 A.M.-6 P.M.: First Baptist Church of Augusta will hold a prayer vigil in its chapel, 3500 Walton Way.

7 A.M.-7 P.M.: Warren Baptist Church of Augusta will be open for prayer in its chapel, 3203 Washington Road.

7:30 A.M.: Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver and Miracle Making Ministries will hold a National Day of Prayer community breakfast at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way. Ed Tarver, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, will speak. The cost is $25, and proceeds benefit Miracle Making Ministries. RSVP to psgallenmore@bellsouth.net or call (706) 504-8077.

NOON: North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones will hold a luncheon at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Augusta cardiologist Dr. Mac Bowman will speak. Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased at the North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department, Chamber of Commerce, Community Center, Municipal Center or Parks Pharmacy. Call (803) 441-4350 for more information or group reservations.

9 A.M.-5 P.M.: A room at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road, Martinez, will be open for prayer.

NOON: A brief lunch-hour prayer service will be held in the chapel at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road.

NOON- 1 P.M.: An outdoor prayer service will be held at Laurens Street and Hayne Avenue in downtown Aiken.

6 P.M.: The Rev. Larry Carter, the pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, will speak at a service at Beulah Grove Baptist Church, 1434 Poplar St. Call (706) 724-1086 for more information.

6:45 P.M.: The city of Aiken will observe the National Day of Prayer with music, scripture readings and prayer at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Call (803) 640-4689 for more information.

7 P.M.: The South Augusta Pastors’ Alliance and Copenhaver will hold a praise, worship and prayer service at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. For more information, call (706) 826-4701.

7 P.M.: The city of Blythe and area churches will hold an outdoor prayer service with speakers, music and refreshments at Blythe City Hall, 294 Church St. Call (706) 592-0155 for more information.

7 P.M.: Whole Life Ministries will hold a prayer and praise rally at the church, 2621 Washington Road. Call (706) 737-4530 or see wholelife.org for more information.

WHAT’S YOUR PRAYER?

What’s your prayer for the nation? Tell us your prayer for an upcoming Your Faith section of The Augusta Chronicle. E-mail kelly.jasper@augustachronicle.com.

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BarstoolDreamer
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BarstoolDreamer 05/03/12 - 09:35 am
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"Of course I am right, you

"Of course I am right, you are a fool for not seeing the truth". The montra of every religion from the greeks to the mayans to the egyptians to the vikings....

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/03/12 - 10:01 am
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Ummm Teacher, I mean

Ummm Teacher, I mean palmetto1008.....are you going to correct Kendall's misuse of the word "weather" instead of the word "whether" or is it just us Christian brethern whom you disagree with that you correct?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/03/12 - 10:09 am
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Thank you for your kind word

Thank you for your kind word but I’m a bit confused, Kendall. You speak of Jesus of the new testament, then you state whether he exist or not. Then you speak of the great rabbi of the new testament. Do you believe that Jesus is the Messiah or just a great man who gave us some good teachings?

I will agree that we will always have false teachers among us but that is why it is important to study the Word of God to discern what is God’s will. If you are attending a congregation where you feel something is not being taught correctly, pray about it, take it to the head of your deacons, discuss it with the minister and if that doesn’t work for you, change congregations. The important issue is, are you being led by the Word, or are you attempting to lead the Word.

Kendall
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Kendall 05/03/12 - 12:43 pm
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ICL, sounds like your belong
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ICL, sounds like your belong to some kind of organized religion! LMAO!Please don't insult ether of us by saying the Bible is God's word! k-thanks.. Jesus does point the way for God for me. But when we die, we are going to a dreamless sleep--sad that the human brain has to come up with another expalination...... maybe God created us. maybe he didnt--but it is a miracle that we get to sit around here and talk about it...........

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/03/12 - 01:21 pm
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I'm sorry if you find this so

I'm sorry if you find this so funny and it doesn't insult me at all believing the Bible is the Word of God. Why would it insult me? If it does you, I'm sorry you feel that way. If you wish to believe that you are going to a dreamless sleep when you die, that is your right and no need for me to try and change your view. I believe you've made your case quit apparent that the god you believe in and the God of the Bible I believe in are two different topics. I believe and have no doubt that when I leave this world I'll be spending eternity with God Jehovah, not lying around in some kid of dreamless sleep. Talking about it does seem a little pointless and why you feel it's a miracle is odd.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/03/12 - 01:20 pm
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Kendall, you avoided

Kendall, you avoided answering my question regarding who you think Jesus is? Messiah or just a man? You said He points the way to God for you but who is He to you and how does He point to God??

As for belonging to organized religion? I belong to noone but God.

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