Florence, Darlington to observe National Day of Prayer
The 64th National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7. The theme for 2015 is “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight this theme, I Kings 8:28 has been chosen as Scripture for this year: “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
In Florence: The National Day of Prayer will be observed on May 7 in conjunction with the May City-Wide Prayer Gathering. There will be two opportunities for believers to gather and pray for our city and nation: At noon at the City County Complex, hosted by the Baptist Association. At 7 p.m. at Cumberland United Methodist Church, 163 S. Coit St., which is May’s CityWide Prayer Gathering.
In Darlington: The 64th National Day of Prayer will be observed with a prayer service from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, on the Darlington County Courthouse grounds. In the event of rain, it will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 126 Pearl St. All are invited. The service is sponsored by the Darlington Area Ministerial Association. For the May 7 observance, Dr. Jack Graham, the 2015 Honorary Chairman, wrote a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout our nation at noon. This recitation will create a huge wave of prayer, flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing us. Mrs. James C. Dobson (Shirley) is still chairman of the NDP Task Force.