Speaking at Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer will be East Mississippi Community College’s Vice-President of Operations for the Mayhew campus, Dr. Paul Miller. Miller will discuss the importance of prayer for the educational system, educators and students locally, state-wide and throughout the nation.
This year marks the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. The theme for 2014 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 serves as the scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
As part of this year’s event, community leaders will share their personal testimony of the importance of prayer in eight key areas of every community, including government, military, business, media, family, church, education and healthcare.
Other speakers will include Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, Rev. Joseph Stone, Rev. Giles Lindley, Marvell Howard, Michelle Lowe, Dr. Paul Ruff and Sen. Gary Jackson.
Tom Jenkins, minister of music at First Baptist Church of Starkville, will provide special music for the event.
For more information about the National Day of Prayer, go to http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org