By: Joe Hellriegel
May 1, 2014
Valdosta, GA - The first Thursday in May was declared National Day of Prayer which started back in 1952 after President Truman signed it into law.
Thursday May 1, is this year's National Day of Prayer. In Valdosta, it had about 200 people gathering to pray for the nation and the community.
It was held at First United Methodist Church downtown, where people of all faiths stood together in the church to recognize the national event.
"We want to see God do something great in families and communities and our governments, and to see people come together and care about each other and to see this nation once again, be what it has been in years past," said pastor Wayne Hughes.
This year's theme is One Voice United In Prayer.
By: Lanetra Bennett
In Quincy, faith leaders, community members and leaders filled Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. Service was held at noon Thursday.
Members of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Quincy Police Department, school board, and other residents took a moment each to say quick prayer for issues such as families, the military, federal, state, and local government.
Gadsden County resident Bobby Owens says, "We need God. We need God to be involved with all of our daily functions and government.
By praying to him, we'll hopefully get things that we need."