National Day of Prayer will be observed around the country on Thursday, May 7. The theme of the 2015 event is “Lord, Hear Our Cry.” To further highlight the theme, the scripture chosen for 2015 is from I Kings 8:28.

Locally, observances are scheduled in both Fayetteville and Oak Hill.

The Fayetteville Church Women United will host a special National Day of Prayer service Thursday, May 7 at noon on the lawn of the Fayette County Courthouse.

Three events are scheduled in Oak Hill, where the observances have been sponsored by the Oak Hill Community Prayer Team since 2008.

The day will begin with a prayer breakfast at the Lewis Christian Community Center on Central Avenue at 6:30 a.m.

At noon, a prayer gathering will be held at the flag pole on Main Street near the Lively Family Amphitheater.

At 6:30 p.m., the public is invited back to the Lewis Christian Community Center for a worship service, a message and a free meal.

National Day of Prayer was signed into law as Public Law 100-307 on Thursday, May 8 by President Ronald Reagan. The law designates the annual observance be observed the first Thursday in each May.

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