Communitywide events are planned in Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken, and several churches also will hold services. The theme is Prayer ... Americas Hope.
Psalm 33:22 states: May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
National Day of Prayer observances have been held since they were authorized in 1952 by President Truman.
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Augusta: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., 7 p.m., with Mayor Deke Copenhaver; (706) 798-1882
Aiken: St. Johns United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., 7 p.m., with Mayor Fred Cavanaugh; (803) 648-6891
North Augusta: North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., 7 p.m.; featuring Bill Curry, the head coach of new football program at Georgia State University; (803) 441-4290
St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., breakfast at 7:30 a.m., (706) 722-8693
Curtis Baptist School, 1326 Broad St., 10:30 a.m., (706) 828-6624
Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Road, 7 p.m., (706) 737-4530
First Baptist Church of Harlem, 105 W. Milledgeville Road, Harlem, 7 p.m., sponsored by North Columbia Church, Damascus Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Harlem and Harlem United Methodist Church; (706) 556-6439