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Wilson County Day of Prayer set for May 5

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Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon

Everyone is invited to attend the Wilson County Day of Prayer on Thursday evening, May 5 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon.

"We are urging everyone who believes in the power of prayer and has a heart for the soul of our nation to come and join us in our celebration of faith and freedom," Wilson County 2016 Day of Prayer Chair Robin Hardin said. "The National Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Thursday of May and was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

"The main purpose is to intercede for America, our leaders and the moral direction of our nation," she continued. "The National Day of Prayer is a Judeo-Christian expression of faith based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible."

For this year's observance, Harding noted, the men and women of Wilson County who have dedicated themselves to helping others through a variety of community and public services will be recognized and celebrated.

The musical service will start at 6:30 p.m. with a concert by The McGregor Brothers, led by Johan McGregor, pastor of Love's Way Church in Lebanon. At 7 p.m., State Rep. Mark Pody, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and other community and ministry leaders will "lead the charge as we seek God's will and protection for the remainder of 2016 and beyond."

Childcare will not be provided; however, children are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church members and others to attend.

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