Almost any poll taken across the nation shows that people still believe in the power of prayer.
This past year we have seen on T.V. many terrible tragedies – killings in churches, at a holiday party and people struck down just going about their everyday lives. When the families of the victims are interviewed, they usually ask for prayer.
Prayer has been a mainstay for people of America since its inception. There are numerous recorded incidents of our Founding Fathers and many past presidents praying during wars and when important decisions had to be made.
A recent publication from the headquarters of the National Day of Prayer reported that 43,000 prayer events were held during the May observance this past year. The national observance held in Washington D.C. was watched by 250,000 people in 90 different countries. During the past two years, the National Task Force has added an American Bus Tour that has gone through 49 states. They report that 130,000 people were touched by their efforts and 9,000 decisions for Christ were made.
Just as the National Task Force tries to add new methods to reach people with the importance of prayer, the local Fayette County NDOP Task Force tries to add new events to the main noon day observance at the court house on the first Thursday in May.
The Task Force will begin its planning meetings on the second Tuesday of each month plus additional meetings when needed. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Paddington Room at Court House Manor. New people are always welcome. For more information contact – Nancy Boyer (740) 475-8230.