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National Day of Prayer set for today

National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 7, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at the Christian family life center of Barnesville First Baptist Church. Leading hymns and the national anthem will be Steve Pattison, seniors and care pastor at Rock Springs Church. Pre-service and post-service music will be brought by the high school concert band under the direction of Nketia C. Collins. A welcome will be brought by Garth Forster, pastor of First Baptist Church. Karen Jackson, newly-appointed magistrate judge, will represent Lamar County. The responsive reading will be led by Marion Underwood, associate minister at West Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Singing the special music will be Carly Thompson, ministries secretary at First Baptist. A prayer of confession will be led by Jay Tenney, pastor of Barnesville First United Methodist Church. The pledge to the U.S. flag will be led by Lonnie Grant, pastor of Barnesville Church of the Nazarene. The pledge to the Christian flag will be led by Jeffery Morgan, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church. The NDP devotional will be brought by Dr. Bill Truby, superintendent of Lamar County schools. A prayer for the nation will be led by Mic Savage, pastor of First Assembly of God in Barnesville. The 2009 NDP theme is Prayer, America’s Hope and the scripture is ‘May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.’ (Psalm 33:22) Lunch will be available at 12:40 p.m. for a $1 donation to the Lamar Christian Ministerial Association Fund at the church kitchen. The LCMA fund goes to help individuals and families in need.

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