The National Day of Prayer is celebrated annually on the first Thursday of May, and this year’s observance will happen locally at Greenville Street Park.
The event will take place May 6 at noon at Greenville Street Park. Hollie Mosley, co-organizer of the local National Day of Prayer Task Force, said social distancing will be practiced at the event, and people are welcome to bring a chair.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, according to www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
This year marks the 70th observance of the National Day of Prayer, and the theme this year is “Lord pour out your love, life, and liberty.”
Mosley said the National Day of Prayer has been celebrated locally for over 20 years.
The 10 local pastors who will lead in prayer at this year’s event include:
- Rev. Abi Porat – Shekinah Glory Ministry
- Rev. Joel Dover – Calvary Chapel, Newnan
- Rev. Robert Chapman – Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
- Rev. Kenneth Bailey – White Oak Grove Baptist Church
- Paul Schneider, Jr. – PrayCoweta.com
- Rev. Rhodes Skinner – Real Life Discipleship Church
- Rev. Tim Riordan – Sonrise Baptist Church
- Rev. Debra Harris – Lighthouse Faith-in-Action Ministries
- Rev. Frank Powers – Pastor Emeritus
- Rev. Donny Shelton – Southside Baptist Church
Pastors at the event will pray for county leaders, including the Coweta County Commissioners, Coweta County Sheriff's Office and the Coweta Coweta Board of Education. They will also pray for the Mayor of Newnan and Newnan City Council, families, local churches, the nation, the president and vice president and judicial leaders, Mosley said.
Last year, the local National Day of Prayer observance was held over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re really happy to be able to be back in the park,” Mosley said.
Mosley said although there was damage to Greenville Street Park from the March 26 tornado, it won’t affect the National Day of Prayer gathering.
She said they will also say a special prayer for everyone who was affected by the tornado.
For more information about National Day of Prayer, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org .