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Eyes will be closed and heads will be bowed May 1 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer.
Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its sixth year in the county.
The prayer celebration will be from 11:45 to 12:45 a.m. on the front steps of the Grant County Courthouse.
Ministers from several local churches will lead prayers covering family, arts and entertainment, education, religion, business, government and media.
“This is a Christian nation founded upon Judeo-Christian values so prayer is of the upmost importance,” said Pastor Tony McKinnon of Family Worship Center of Grant County. “We gather on this one day focused in unity in one accord as the scriptures tell us to ask God’s blessings and protection on our nation.”
The local National Day of Prayer event has been well attended the past few years with around 100 attendees last year.
“We encourage anybody and everybody in the community to come and join us for just one hour,” McKinnon said. “Jesus said, ‘Can you not watch with me for one hour?’ That’s what he told the disciples when he was praying in the garden just before the crucifixion. Can you not come and be with us for one hour and pray?”