National Day of Prayer

Local residents gathered at the flag pole on Main Street in Oak Hill last year for the National Day of Prayer observance. This year's event is slated for Thursday, May 2 at 12 p.m. at the flag pole by the amphitheater. A second service also is scheduled for Fayetteville, in front of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, also at noon.

The 68th Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 2. Both Oak Hill and Fayetteville have scheduled observances.

This year’s theme is “Love One Another, Love one another just as I have loved you” (John 13:34).

"Once again, Americans have a unique opportunity to unite in heart and mind as we stand against those forces that endanger the well-being of our city, country and all we hold dear," Jack Crosier of the Lewis Community Foundation said.

Residents of Oak Hill and surrounding areas are invited to attend two events in Oak Hill that day: A prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. at the Lewis Christian Community Center, 469 Central Avenue, and at 12 noon, at the flag pole on Main Street, near the Lively Amphitheater.

For additional information, contact Crosier at 304-469-3313.

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“Love One Another” is the theme of this year’s Fayetteville National Day of Prayer on May 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville.

The focus will be on praying for the country each day of the week. “7 Points of Prayer 7 Days a Week” deals with points of power: Government, Business, Military, Education, Media, Family and Church, according to organizers of the event from Church Women United in Fayetteville.

The breakdown includes:

Government — Pray for our leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.

Business — Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace.

Military — Pray for divine protection and guidance for our armed forces. Intercede for military chaplains and loved ones at home.

Education — Pray for safety, morally sound instruction and wholesome environments.

Media — Pray for truth and morality to be presented.

Family — Pray that families will follow godly principles.

Church — Pray for unity and boldness in proclaiming God’s Word.

The Community Chorus and several speakers will participate in the event.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church.

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