An Interfaith Day of Prayer

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Dozens of Valdostans listened to a high school jazz ensemble while enjoying lunch on the old courthouse lawn.

Janice Sirmans, who turned 53 today and was eating a hamburger while listening to jazz said, "It's good. It's real good!"

Several worship leaders prepared for an interfaith prayer service, open to any and all religions.

Fred Howard, of the Valdosta Ministerial Association shared, "We honor them and we welcome them and we look forward to hearing their prayers, offered up to their higher power or God as they understand God."

The event kicked off with a pre-prayer to open themselves to the spirit of love. A gamut of faiths was present from Judaism and Islam to six denominations of Christianity. All present to honor the human spirit and pay tribute to Allah, Yhwey and

The Day of Prayer comes on the heels of a milestone in America's history: the defeat of Osama bin Laden.

Moshe Elbaz, the rabbi of Temple Israel in Valdosta, said, "Terrorists should know that they have to pay the penalty for mudering. So, I think the world is a better place"

"That's not allowed in Islam. So, if he died, yeah, then that's good and peaceful for the country, for the nations, for the world," added Nisar Muhammad, an Imam of the Valdosta Islamic Center.


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