Community invited to attend National Day of Prayer event

The National Day of Prayer will be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 3.  

The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches. 

The event will be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park.

A mini-concert is scheduled to begin at around 6:30 p.m., with the service beginning at 7 p.m. 

Those who plan to attend are invited to bring their lawn chairs or blankets  and join with other concerned citizens of the county to offer prayers for the community and country.

The service is scheduled to include representatives from each community in Union County, presentation of the colors by the Anna VFW, the pledge led by Union County scouts and 4-Hers in attendance, as well as the prayers offered by local persons for the various areas of the lives of the people of the community.

The sponsors of the evening stress that this is not an event for just a particular town or church, but rather an opportunity for all residents of Union County to come together for a cause greater than any individual community or church.

The theme for the 2018 observance is “Unity” with Ephesians 4:3 as the selected scripture: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”

Organizers note that the “National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans.  It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.”

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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