City to hold National Day of Prayer Observance

GREENVILLE – The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association in cooperation with the Greenville Mayor’s Office will be holding a National Day of Prayer Observance on Thursday, May 5 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Greenville City Building at 100 Public Square, Greenville.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 201 S. Broadway, Greenville. This will be the 65th annual “National Day of Prayer” and will focus on the theme, “Wake Up America” based on Isaiah 58:1a.

The program will include prayers being offered by WDTN Morning Anchor John Seibel, Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers, Dental Operations Planner with the Midmark Corporation Amy Denlinger, Judge Jonathan Hein, Greenville High School Senior Karena Wills, United Way Executive Director Christy Baker, Pastor Ted McCurdy, State Representative Jim Buchy, Chaplain Captain Luke O. McKeeth, Real Estate Broker Aleene Cromwell and Pastor Shawn Harrison.

The service will also include praise music led by The Simple Gifts Quartet, St. Mary’s Catholic School students and the Color Guard from American Legion Post 140.

“If there was ever a day when God’s people needed to grab ahold of God and to invite His manifest presence back into our midst, today is that day!” said Honorary Chairman of the 2016 National Day of Prayer, Dr. Tony Evans. “In every direction we look in our culture, chaos has taken control. And, when God is dismissed from a culture, that vacuum is filled by evil. Therefore, it is incumbent upon God’s people, through whom He has determined to express His presence, to make contact with Him, in unity, on one accord. So, I’d like to encourage you and your church to get involved, make your voices heard on earth, inviting heaven in our midst, to turn around a culture in chaos.”

More information about this special annual event can be found at nationaldayofprayer.org. For more information about the local observance, Minister Jim Morehouse may be contacted at 937- 547-1557.

Staff report