Diversity countering adversity through prayer

Published 7:46 am Friday, May 1, 2015

To the Editor:

For the 10th year, area citizens are gathering to honor the Lord as we observe together our National Day of Prayer at the Franklin Armory Field Stadium. The date for this year’s prayer rally is Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Our national theme for this 64th National Day of Prayer is “Lord, Hear Our Cry.” Our theme Scripture is I Kings 8:28. which states, “Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today.”

It’s my pleasure to cordially invite you and your family to come for this moving occasion of worship and prayer. It’s extremely important that we remind ourselves that while the world is rocking and reeling, the Lord Jesus Christ is ruling and reigning. He is offering salvation and security for all who will call upon and trust in Him. To that end, we will gather in the spirit of II Chronicles 7:14 to pray for our nation and our community, including public officials who serve on a national, state or local level.

We will meet in the bleachers of Armory Field Stadium, not for an athletic contest, but for a spiritual conquest.

Last year, there were 44 different local churches represented. Again this year, there will be people with diversity of church membership united in prayer, believing God to resolve the adversity that besets our nation. Children and teenagers will participate in the rally.

In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held inside the National Guard Armory Gymnasium.

We are better because we have prayed together.

See you at the rally!


The Rev. David S. Dillon

Local National Day of Prayer Steering Committee