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Communities come together for National Day of Prayer

PIKE COUNTY/FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Thousands if not millions of people across the nation hit the pause button Thursday on their busy lives and took a moment to simply...pray.

All across the country people gathered for the National Day of Prayer which organizers say this year was based off of the scripture reference Matthew 12:21, "In his name the nations will put their hope."

Teresa Waters with Christian Appalachian Project says, "I believe we live in a country where we need a lot of prayer."

Nearly 100 people gathered in Floyd County with Christian Appalachian Project to pray for America and its leaders as well as the organization, its donors and its participants.

Prayers for America continued at Pikeville City Park. Debby Bailey says, "We believe it is really important to come together as a community and lift up our leaders and our government, our military and families."

Those gathered in prayer say coming together to show the unity of the concerns they all have for their families, nation, and communities, speaks volumes.

Bailey says, "People are only involved in something if they feel that it is important to them and if they see the need for it, and I believe that people in our community see the need to pray."

They say even with much to worry about they know coming together and placing their faith in the one who is over all government and authority will hold their communities and nation together under God.

All who participated in Thursday's events say they are thankful to live in a country where they can come together and pray.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual event held on the first Thursday in May.

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