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|National Day of Prayer Observed in Galesburg
|A day where area residents gathered and prayed for the goodness of the community was on display in Galesburg.
The Salvation Army Center hosted the The National Day of Prayer services which was an interdenominational gathering Thursday afternoon to foster unity within the Christian Church, protect freedoms to gather, worship and pray, and encourage and emphasize prayer regardless of current issues and opinions.
An organizer of the event in Galesburg, Ruby Hughs, says she has been part of the National Day of Prayer for 6 years and tells WGIL the gathering is a way to get local residents involved in praying for a number of different reasons.
"We just try to call the community together, to get them to come and pray for our country, our President, the educational system, those kinds of things," Hughs said. "That's what we're trying to target on this particular day."
Local Christians from various churches came together, specifically talked about the items they wanted to pray for, read a scripture from the bible and those who attended broke off into small groups for more of personal prayer time.
Prayers for our nation, our government and its leaders, the youth in the community, local leaders as well as police and fireman were all said by those gathered together.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held the first Thursday in May inviting people from all faiths to pray for the nation and was first celebrated in 1952.
(A group gathered at the new Salvation Army church and headquarters in Galesburg Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.)
(Mary Spring, center, leads a group praying for government and business.)
(WGIL's Jim Lee leads a prayer for media and farmers. WGIL News Story and Photos by Dominic Fortini.)
|05 07 09 by Newsroom
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