Thursday is National Day of Prayer

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:54 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 9:03 PM
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People in cities across the country will stop to pray Psalm 33:22 on Thursday, the verse for the 58th National Day of Prayer.

Communitywide events are planned in Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken, and several churches also will hold services. The theme is Prayer ... America’s 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. John’s 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. Paul’s 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

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jackfruitpaper833 05/06/09 - 02:22 pm
Yes we need to pray and I for

Yes we need to pray and I for one will be yet petitioning God on patriciathomas behalf, believing God is going to save him. Something I pray everyday with fervor, laying his name before God at the altar.

themaninthemirror 05/06/09 - 02:44 pm
We need to pray for a

We need to pray for a miracle.

zigzag 05/06/09 - 03:21 pm
How silly is this? Do you

How silly is this? Do you think prayer is really America's hope? Wow! How about something a little more tangible like responsible government, low taxes, people taking responsibility for their own life, respecting each other and stopping the violence, hard work . . . You're right - praying is much easier than really attacking the issues. Wait for some unknown mystic power to sweep down and make it all better! It hasn't ever happened before and won't make a difference now. Just another opportunity for churches to hold out a collection basket.

humbleopinion 05/06/09 - 09:42 pm
Did you not hear? Obama, the

Did you not hear? Obama, the new messiah, has outlawed this verse as he now commands that we now put our hope in him.

I for one will be praying for this nightmare in our country to be ending in four years. I hope you will all do the same.

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