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National Day of Prayer is Thursday

Special to Atmore News

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. In Atmore, the observance will be held May 2, 5:30 p.m., in the Escambia County High School Cornell Torrence Auditorium.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their Bible. Beginning at 6:15 attendees will read scripture verses, which will be passed out as people arrive. The Children’s Prayer Service is set for 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., for kindergarten through sixth grade students, signed in by an adult. The children will meet with Miss Flippy Toe in the RPM Trailer, which will be nearby.
The agenda will include a welcome, opening prayer and song, the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, reading of the Proclamation by Mayor Jim Staff, blowing of the Shofar by Willonette Hammond, the Prayer of Repentance, and trumpet solos by Dietrich Bondurant.
The community is invited to pray for the nation, as well as state and local government officials. Specific prayers will be offered for Churches, the U.S. Military, Families, Education System, Media, and Businesses.
Members of the local National Day of Prayer Committee are Linda Godwin, Dale Ash, Linda Albritton, Urla Boggan, Edna Powers, Thelma Powers, Derek Gobert, Mavis Torrence, Sandra Huffines, Wayne Johnson, Debbie Lisenby, and Rhonda Lowery.