Faithful Gather For National Day Of Prayer Service

May 8, 2009


The faithful from across the area gathered late Thursday afternoon from a National Day of Prayer Service.

The prayer service in front of the Atmore City Hall included speakers from several churches and denominations gathered together to pray for God’s blessings and guidance in our communities.

For a photo gallery from the prayer service, click here.

The service included

  • Welcome & Opening Prayer—Rev. Mike McMorris, Robinsonville Baptist Church
  • National Anthem—Rev. Willie Hawthorne, Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church
  • Pledge of Allegiance & raising of flag—National Guard members
  • Reading of Proclamation—Councilman John Garrard
  • Invocation—Dr. Hattie Bishop, Deliverance Ministry
  • Amazing Grace—Rev. Willie Hawthorne
  • Brief History of NDP—Sharon Keesler
  • Prayers for Government & Influence
  • Government—Brandon Smith, Escambia County Commissioner
  • Military—Rev. Jim Reece, First United Methodist Church
  • Media—Ryan Carter, Atmore News
  • Education—Dr. Humprey Shuford, Zion Star AME Zion Church
  • Business—Joe Brantley, Brantley Tires
  • Church—Haskell Dunn, First Baptist Church
  • Families—Rev. Diane Everette, McRae St. Methodist & Bethel Methodist Churches
  • Prayer for our Nation—Read in unison
  • Singing God Bless America led by Lana Langford
  • Thank You—Nancy Helton
  • Closing Prayer—Rev. Jason Oxendine, Atmore First Assembly of God

Pictured above: The National Day of Prayer Service held in Atmore Thursday. Submitted photo for, click to enlarge.


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