Day of Prayer rally to seek God’s plan for economic recovery

Published 7:51 am Wednesday, April 28, 2010

To the Editor:

The smokestacks sit quiet over at the paper mill. From one generation to another, a job well done has been completed.

It was not our choice or the performance of the excellent work force that brought about the mill closing. Decisions beyond our sphere of influence ushered the workers out the door.

Our past has proven us to be a resilient people. We will remain the same as we launch into the future. We choose not to whine, but to win.

We choose not to be spiteful, but to be hopeful. Just as sure as the colorful azaleas blooming along Hunterdale Road, Franklin has a bright tomorrow.

To this end on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m., local churches from one end of this area to the other are mobilizing in the bleachers of the Franklin Armory Field Stadium to conduct “You Can’t Shut Down a Good Town” National Day of Prayer and Praise Rally.

Our city and county officials have been invited. We want to express our deep appreciation to them for their service.

Also, we intend to acknowledge the great legacy that has been created by the mill work force. Our desire is to collectively worship the Lord and to ask Him to establish His plan for the economic recovery in our area.

Everyone is invited to assemble, as a community, at the football field, which is a place of touchdowns. We will lift up our voices and give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ, who initiated His “Touchdown” on the planet 2,000 years ago. Heaven invaded earth, bringing life, healing and hope.

As we pray, the Lord will hear our voice and minister in every way to the needs of our local area.

On behalf of our local National Day of Prayer Steering Committee.