SALYERSVILLE – A local group is planning to participate in the National Day of Prayer, to be held at the City Park (downtown across from city hall) on May 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mandy Adair, the event coordinator, said this will be a non-denominational community prayer gathering.
“All over the nation, Christians will be gathering in their communities to pray for our world, our nation, leaders, and for solutions to the problems we see in our area. this is not about one church- it's about people from different backgrounds and doctrines setting aside their differences and coming together in unity to seek God,” Adair said.
Last year rain and school testing hurt the turnout, with approximately 130 people attending, she said, but they hope to have a great turnout this year
Nine local pastors have come together to coordinate the event - all from different denominations but with the same heart to serve and bless Magoffin County. The theme this year is “Unity,” and the theme verse: Eph 4:3: Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
"It isn't hard to identify the problems we're facing in Magoffin County,” Adair said. “Though there are many problems, there's only one solution - the Church rising up to be who Jesus commissioned her to be. If Magoffin County is going to change, it will be because the Church comes together in unity and begins to pray for our leaders, our community, and reaches out to meet the needs of our region. The National Day of Prayer gives us the chance to come together and pray to the God who is big enough to fix every issue of Magoffin County."
The local event for the National Day of Prayer is slated for Thursday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Park. At least two student CYC groups will be in attendance. Adair said they invite everyone in the community, from civil servants, pastors, and residents, to join in this non-denominational display of genuine unity and prayer for our county, state, and nation.