Natl. Day of Prayer is May 5

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Grant County will be filled with prayers May 5 as day-long activities are planned to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

Volunteers from about 10 local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its third year in the county.

“We still are confident that the strength of our nation comes from our trust in God,” said Williamstown Christian Minister Gary Swick. “As one nation under God, we need to take times like this to admit to ourselves that we need God’s health and the strength to see us through, especially in the times we’re in right now of financial hardship and when our country is involved in conflicts overseas. We need to learn to depend on a higher power.”

The day will kick off with two prayer breakfasts from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at First Love Church and from 7 to 9 a.m. at Williamstown Baptist.

A free lunch also will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Grant County Courthouse.

Throughout the day, the group will also be assembled at every exit ramp from Crittenden to Corinth to be available for anyone that wants to stop by and let them pray for any needs they might have.

Volunteers also will spend the afternoon visiting the Grant County Detention Center, as well as Grant Manor nursing home, to offer prayers.

The Day of Prayer will conclude back at the courthouse at 7 p.m. for about an hour long closing ceremony with music provided by First Love, a prayer message by Williamstown Baptist Minister Darrell Morgan and a prayer circle.