National Day of Prayer event set for May 2

April 19, 2024 | 12:13 am

Updated April 18, 2024 | 11:29 pm

More than 300 community members young and old gathered on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn Thursday to participate in the 72nd Annual National Day of Prayer. | Photo by Ryan Richardson

The local observance of the annual National Day of Prayer is set for May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn.

“We absolutely believe that it is the most powerful day of the year in the U.S. because there are tens of thousands of gatherings like ours across the nation where Christians come together to pray to God for our nation, state, and city regarding the church, spiritual warfare, the family, the government, education, businesses, and media,” said Jo Barron, one of the event organizers. “We are immensely grateful to our community for how they continue to strongly support this event annually when denominations fade away and Jesus gets His rightful place on center stage.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket if they wish to sit. In the case of rain, the event will be moved to First Baptist Church’s sanctuary at the corner of 3rd Street and JR Miller Boulevard.

The observance kicks off with “A Circle of Good News” from 11:30-11:50 a.m, when attendees will quietly read aloud pre-assigned verses from the Bible so that by the end of the 20 minutes the entire Bible may be read aloud collectively. Attendees can pick up their “start-to-read-here” Scripture verse and instructions beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the flagpole on the courthouse lawn.

Those wanting to participate in the reading but unable to attend in person can still do so by contacting the Owensboro National Day of Prayer on Facebook or by texting 270-929-8749.   

The rest of the event will be a prayer/worship service featuring numerous church leaders and community members. Those who want to watch the event live or later can do so here.

April 19, 2024 | 12:13 am

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