National Day of Prayer events invite prayer for country

America’s faithful will pray for the country Thursday on the 62nd National Day of Prayer.

This annual observance, held on the first Thursday of May, was established in 1952.

This year’s theme is “Pray for America,” based on Matthew 12:21: “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

Last year, more than 40,000 prayer events were held on the National Day of Prayer. Churches across the area will participate Thursday with special luncheons, prayer meetings and rallies.

Learn more at nationaldayofprayer.org.

AREA EVENTS

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

WHAT: Augusta-Richmond CountySolicitor General Kellie Kenner-McIntyre speaks at a breakfast sponsored by Miracle Making Ministries and Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Augusta Fellowship Hall, 3500 Walton Way

LEARN MORE: (706) 736-6394

 

NORTH AUGUSTA MAYOR’S PRAYER LUNCHEON

WHAT: Dr. John M. Younginer, the pastor emeritus at Grace United Methodist Church, will speak.

WHEN: Noon

WHERE: North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

COST: $12; Tickets are available at North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department, North Augusta Chamber, North Augusta Community Center, North Augusta Municipal Center and Parks Pharmacy.

 

BREAKAWAY

WHAT: The business networking lunch ministry of Warren Baptist Church combines with a National Day of Prayer observance

WHEN:11:30 lunch; noon service

WHERE: Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road

COST: $6 for one or $10 for two

LEARN MORE: Warrenbaptist.org

 

AIKEN PRAYS FOR AMERICA

WHAT: Residents meet for outdoor prayer.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Outside the new Aiken Municipal Building, Laurens Street at Hayne Avenue

LEARN MORE: (804) 640-4689

 

AIKEN PRAYER SERVICE

WHAT: An evening prayer service led by the residents of Aiken. Signing for the deaf will be available.

WHEN: 6:45-8 p.m.

WHERE: O’Dell Weeks Recreation Center, 1700 Whiskey Road

LEARN MORE: (804) 640-4689

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE RALLY

WHAT: A casual service with prayer for the city, nation and world, along with teachers and law enforcement

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Road

LEARN MORE: Wholelife.org

 

AUGUSTA NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE

WHAT: A citywide gathering sponsored by Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the South Augusta Pastors Alliance

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.

LEARN MORE: Sacredheartaugusta.org

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SHARE YOUR PRAYER

What’s your prayer for the nation? E-mail kelly.jasper@augustachronicle.com or go to facebook.com/TheAugustaChronicle to share your prayer. Look for responses in Saturday’s Your Faith section in The Augusta Chronicle.

National Day of Prayer Web site

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