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Residents from all over Hardin County stopped at noon Thursday at the H.B. Fife Courthouse to pray together for National Day of Prayer.
The ceremony opened with scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14 and continued with a call to prayer by a shofar horn demonstrated by Tom Bissig, event coordinator. Diane Bissig then called out each of the cities in Hardin County so all were represented.
“I’m grateful for the people who showed up today because you’re supporting the Lord God,” Tom Bissig said.
Following the opening, pastors, reverends, and other church representatives shared prayers for the community, commonwealth and nation.
“(We’re praying for) leaders, educators, churches, police, hospitals,” Bissig said. “This is the most important thing we can do as people today.”
Those who shared their prayers were Dan Dantzler, Brad Kuster, Pamela Thorson, Tim Nickels, Jeff Schexneider, Frank Garcia, T.J. Kimble, Chris Larimer, John White, Debbie Green, Don Flanigan, Sam Hinkson, Kevin Roberts, Kat Forader, Rodger McGuffin, Denny Whitworth, Naomi Patterson, Jeremy Hargis, Herb Williams and Theresa Reyes.
“I had a teenager say at Bible study last night: ‘a nation that prays together, stays together,’” said Gloria Fite, pastor at All Nations Worship Ministries in Radcliff. “That’s so true.”
The National Day of Prayer is meant to invite people from all faiths together to pray for the nation, as well as their local communities. The ceremony occurs each year on the first Thursday in May.
Anna Taylor can be reached at 270-505-1747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.