Thursday was the National Day of Prayer and services were held all over Eastern Kentucky for the event.
Workers in Pikeville spent their lunch break in a prayer service. The group used the time to focus on international and national issues such as fighting in the Middle East. They also prayed for the troops overseas and their safety.
"We live in dangerous times and we've got men and women serving our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan and we need to let them know and we as a nation need to be in prayer for them," said Baptist Church Director of Missions Bob Finch.
The group also prayed for local leaders.
A group of people also met in downtown Hazard for the National Day of Prayer. All sorts of denominations and churches came together to pray for the country and the state of Kentucky. The leaders of the event were thankful for the freedom they say the U.S. still offers.
"It's one thing that they haven't taken from us. You know they've taken prayer out of schools, but we still have the freedom to worship openly like this and I think that's such an honor," said Perry County Day of Prayer Coordinator Shirley Slaven.
It was the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer. The event brings together groups all over the country.