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National Day of Prayer observance planned
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Great Bend Christians will come together for the 64th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7. One Hope Ministries is sponsoring an interdenominational program based on this year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1908 Lakin Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Leslie Mayo with One Hope Ministries said the program is returning to Crest Theater after moving outdoors in 2014. There is no charge for this or the Men’s Conference going on this Saturday at Barton Community College. There will be praise and worship time, and the public is invited to join in praying for the nation, the state, communities in this area, and those in churches, the military, teachers and other people in authority.
According to the office website for the National Day of Prayer, the 2015 observance will have profound significance for our country.
“It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.”
This year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” emphasizes 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. It is based on the Bible verse I Kings 8:28, “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
For the national May 7 observances, Dr. Jack Graham, the 2015 honorary chairman, wrote a prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation at 1 p.m., Great Bend time. Sponsors said the 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.