National Day of Prayer 2016
It’s the National Day of Prayer, an annual event where people of all faiths come together to pray for the nation.
In Spartanburg county, there will be an observance at the Beacon Drive-In parking lot on John B. White, Sr. Boulevard. Music starts at 11:45, with the actual event running from noon until 1pm. There will be prayers by several community leaders and small group prayer.
The event in Greenville is moving from ONE City Plaza to the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church at 200 West Washington St. It starts at 11:40am.
In Oconee County there are three events, according to local coordinators.
There is a “Pray For Leaders” event from 10-11 am at the International Deli, 286 Market St, Seneca. The annual Oconee County National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to the county courthouse in Walhalla at noon. A “Wake Up America” luncheon will follow at the Walhalla Steak House Cafeteria , 316 E. Main. St. at 1:30pm.
The City of Fountain Inn has a program at 11:30 AM in front of City Hall at 200 North Main Street.
In Mauldin, there is a program from noon to 1 p.m. Event coordinator Jo Rae Jetton said new for this year will be a prayer station, a manned booth which will be open 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and will stay open for 30 minutes after the ceremony.
“People can come up and either be prayed over or with,” Jetton said. “Or they can just drop off a prayer request there.”
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.