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Heads will be bowed May 3 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer with day-long activities.
Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its fourth year in the county.
“This is not about any one church or any one denomination,” said Pastor Tony McKinnon of Family Worship Center of Grant County. “This is about a community joining with the rest of the state and nation in this day of observance to pray for our country.”
The day will kick off with a free prayer breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. at Williamstown Baptist.
Following the breakfast, a prayer tent will be set up from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside of the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown where people can come and pray.
A free lunch also will be offered at noon outside the Grant County Courthouse as local ministers take turns offering prayers.
“It’s absolutely necessary,” McKinnon said about praying. “You have to be asleep at the wheel to not know that our nation is in crisis. We need to pray for our nation and our leaders. That’s really what this is all about.”
The Day of Prayer will conclude at the courthouse at 7 p.m. for about an hour long closing ceremony with music provided by Family Worship Center, a prayer message by Williamstown United Methodist Pastor Barry Robinson and a prayer circle.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the lunch should call Williamstown Christian at 823-2041 or to help with breakfast should call Williamstown Baptist at 824-4102.