Ellerslie, GA- Even people who don’t normally speak to the “big guy” upstairs will be closing their eyes today on National Day of Prayer.
The designation was given by the United States Congress.
They ask all people in our nation “to turn to god in prayer and meditation.”
Eddie smith is an associate pastor with Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ellerslie.
He helped to organize one of the several prayer events happening across the Valley today through the sponsoring organization: Columbus Baptist Association. However, Smith desires all denominations to be represented later today. It’s why he says CBA invited every single church in the area to come pray.
Smith blames our local church division on our busy schedules and on our culture’s tendency for independence. “Praying as a community I think there are a number of people praying in small pockets, but coming together in unity to pray is not something we see a lot of,” says Pastor Smith.
Smith says you can start changing the division today by coming out to pray. CBA’S prayer event is being held at Cooper Creek Park at pavilion #5. They will be out there from 11a.m.-2p.m., but the main prayer service is from 11:30a.m.-12:15p.m.
Another prayer gathering is being held at the Lee County Courthouse square at noon today.
On a national level Christian broadcaster Dr. James Dobson says at least 47,000 prayer gatherings are all planned today. At noon he anticipates many of these groups to be united by reciting the same prayer of repentance.