Local congregations joined together as one during a National Day of Prayer event in Perry Square Thursday afternoon.
A one-hour prayer event beginning at noon was the culmination of a 24-hour reading of the Bible which began around 11:30am Wednesday.
A crowd of more than 100 people gathered in the square to pray for the nation, the city, its leaders and residents.
“We’re standing together throughout this country to intercede for our cities, our states, our nation in general,” said committee member for the event, Holly Bowers. “So it’s really just a day of just coming together and seeking God’s face.”
The United States Congress established the National Day of Prayer in 1952, recognizing that prayer is an integral part of the nation’s history.