George County’s 2021 National Day of Prayer ceremony will be held Thursday, May 6, at 12 noon on the George County Courthouse lawn, weather permitting.
The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life and Liberty,” based on II Corinthians 3:17 which states, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit is, there is Liberty.”
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held across the street in First Baptist Church sanctuary.
Pauline Goff, local chairman and National Day of Prayer Task Force, said that those attending should bring their lawn chairs for outdoor seating during the ceremony. Others may prefer to stand. Those persons perferring to stay in their vehicles may tune in their radios to FM 106.9, WRBE radio station to hear the ceremony.
The year 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of National Day of Prayer ceremonies.
The Welcome will be given by Pauline Goff, followed by a reading of the Proclamation by Mayor Darwin Nelson.
Special music during the ceremony will be provided by Mayor Nelson and First Lady Dana Nelson.
A Challenge to Pray will be given by Rev. Walter Mixon, director of George/Greene Baptist Center.
A Prayer for Military Forces will be offered by Dr. Brad Howard of Barton Baptist Church.
Prayer for Government Leaders will be spoken by Rev. David Newton of First United Methodist Church.
A Prayer for National and Local Economy will be offered by Rev. Don Cochran of Riverside Full Gospel.
Prayer for Families and Schools of George County will be spoken by Rev. Paula Faulks of St. James, Mt. Pleasant and Wesley Chapel United Methodist Churches.
A Prayer for Spiritual Leaders will be offered by Dr. Tommy Mitchell of Agricola Baptist Church.
The ceremony will be concluded with a reading of the 2021 National Prayer written by Kathy Branzell, president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
The public is invited to attend the local National Day of Prayer ceremony.