The Starkville observance of the National Day of Prayer will be at noon May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend for this special time of prayer. Prayer for the eight core areas of national, state and local government, education, churches, families, media, military, healthcare and business will be an important part of the event.
Rev. Giles Lindley, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Starkville will be one of eight speakers at this year’s event. Lindley will speak on the topic of prayer for the church.
“Praying for the church, whether it is your own congregation or the church universal, is vital to the life of the church,” Lindley said. “Those prayers tap into the power of God. Those prayers also bind the members of the church together. The church cannot exist without prayer.”
The national theme for the 2014 National Day of Prayer is “One Voice, United in Prayer,” 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 the theme, Romans 15:6 has been selected as the scripture for this year’s event: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Please join us for this special time to pray for local leaders and core elements of our community, as well as the state and the nation.