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Dalhart will observe the National Day of Prayer

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By Judi Wiegman

City Hall and three local churches will be holding prayer gatherings on Thursday, May 7th to observe the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.  They are as follows:

•    10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene located at 11th and Keeler.  There will not be a formal service, but time to spend in personal prayer for our nation.

•    12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. a prayer gathering led by Mr. Bill Hunter at City Hall.

•    7:00 p.m. — a prayer gathering at People’s Church

•    7:00 p.m.— a prayer gathering at Lincoln Street Baptist.

•    6:30 p.m.— a prayer service at New Life Fellowship

    Mr. Hunter reported that the Prayer Room, located in downtown Dalhart, will not be open for prayer on Thursday due to a recent fire that damaged the building.  He is happy to report that it is being repaired and will be back in use soon.    Leaders have realized the need to pray for America since the pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock. Had it not been for prayer, a much different outcome might have been seen at Gettysburg in 1863. In 1972, a National Day of Prayer Committee was established as an Evangelical Christian Organization. In 1988, a bill passed through Congress making the first Thursday in May the official National Day of Prayer.  It was signed by President Ronald Reagan.

    The Chairman for the National Day of Prayer, Shirley Dobson from Focus on the Family, announced plans for a large assembly to be held on Thursday in Washington D.C.  This assembly will include several well-known presenters and musicians.  It will be carried on the National Day of Prayer website.  In the evening an assembly will be held in Hollywood.  Many Christian celebrities will close out the day in prayer for our nation.

The Mission:

    “The National Day of Prayer Task Force’s mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in seven centers of power:

•    Government

•    Military

•    Media

•    Business

•    Education

•    Church

•    Family”

    The theme is Psalm 33:32 “May your unfailing love rest upon us, even as we put our trust in you.”

    From “sea to shining sea” and places in between throughout the day, prayer will be offered for our nation.  If you cannot attend one of the local sessions, find a quiet spot and reflect on the future of our nation.  We need to “lift up holy hands in prayer.”  I Timothy 2:8.

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