SAVE THE DATE: Starkville’s Observance for the National Day of Prayer is set for noon May 7 at the Starkville Sportsplex! Join us for a panel of community leaders who will share their personal testimonies of the power of prayer, and prayer for their particular area of the community. Each year, the community is invited to gather at the Sportsplex to pray for the community of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, the state of Mississippi and the nation. While personal prayer is very important, coming together to pray as a community, for the community is important. Begin now to prepare your hearts for this event… small group studies and prayer guides are available at http://nationaldayofprayer.org/small-group-guides/.
Voice of the people: Gwen Sisson
May 5, 2014 9:58:14 AM
I would like to thank the Starkville community for the wonderful turnout at this year’s Starkville observance of the National Day of Prayer. I would like to thank our speakers: Mayor Parker Wiseman, Rev. Joseph Stone, Rev. Giles Lindley, Marvell Howard, Dr. Paul Miller, Dr. Paul Ruff, Michelle Lowe and Sen. Gary Jackson, for the incredible job they did sharing their personal perspectives on prayer. I would also like to thank Tom Jenkins who set the tone for the day’s event with his musical talents.
What a wonderful time we had this week. It was a wonderful opportunity to unite for a time of prayer for Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and the United States. Communities throughout the nation also took time out of their busy schedules to pray together. It was a special way to unite the community and the nation, and I am very happy to be part of such a special event.
I would also like to thank Michelle Tehan of The Biscuit Shop, Lynette McDougald of University Florist, Jay Yates at The Veranda, Carolyn Abadie of the BookMart and Cafe, Vicki Leach of Miss Vicki’s Custom Cuisine, Arma Ruth DeLaCruz of Eat With Us Group, Katharine Hewlett of the Palmer Home for Children and Wendy Brewer of Starkville Flooring for their donations to the event. Thank y’all so much!
If you were unable to join us, you truly missed a special blessing. Please make plans to join us next year on the first Thursday in May for Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Tom Jenkins of First Baptist Church of Starkville will provide special music at today’s event.
Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held at noon today at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend.
Jenkins serves as the minister of music at Starkville’s First Baptist Church.
For more information about National Day of Prayer, go to http://nationaldayofprayer.org.
The event is set for noon May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend.
Jackson will speak on the importance of prayer for businesses on a local, state and national level.
The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of Prayer is founded on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and can be celebrated by all Americans. The National Day of Prayer Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for the well-being of America and for those in leadership on all levels of national, church and educational areas of influence. The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday of May.
For more information about The National Day of Prayer, go to www.nationaldayofprayer.org