Today is Monday, August 21, 2017

Natl Day of Prayer observed locally

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The Bible verses for this year’s observance are: Nahum 1:7 -- "The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him," and 2 Chronicles 7:14 -- "If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Also scheduled to attend are State Rep. Stratton Bone, Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam and Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings. State Sen. Mae Beavers and State Rep. Susan Lynn are set to attend as well.

Wilson County Courthouse is at 228 East Main Street, Lebanon. For more information, call 444-0314.

Everyone is invited to attend and also encouraged to bring a friend.

First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, will participate in the National Day of Prayer in a special way as from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, May 6, prayer stations will be set up in the worship center.

The community is invited to come at any time of the day and pray at each of these stations. Each station will have a specific theme and specific prayer needs for which you can pray. At each station there will be instructions to facilitate your prayer time. You can pray at each of the stations for as long as you like, and it is OK if you are not able to reach every station.

First Baptist will also have a special prayer service in the worship center at noon, today.

“The power of prayer cannot be overstated,” said Melody Harmon, ministry assistant. “This is your opportunity to join with millions around the nation in a very special prayer time.”

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