Sunny skies and mild temperatures brought out a large crowd on May 1 for observance of National Day of Prayer. The crowd including county officials, law enforcement and the public turned out at the Tucker County Court House Square.
The group was led in prayer by the Rev. James Snyder, County Commissioner Lowell Moore, Assessor Paul Burns and Hambleton resident Kay Moss.
Prayers were passed on to local residents in need and for our country.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
The Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.
The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.