Prayer tour coming to Hardin County

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Stop scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday at Grace Heartland

By Amber Coulter

Hardin County is scheduled this week to join communities throughout the nation on a prayer tour.

The Pray for America bus is expected to stop Tuesday and Wednesday at Grace Heartland Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. The visit is the only stop in Kentucky still on the tour’s schedule.

The tour launched after this year’s National Day of Prayer in May.

National Day of Prayer Task Force members began in June to travel the country on a bus to pray with Christians in various cities and states for the nation and its leaders.

A service is planned during the stop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Heartland to pray for the city and area schools, governments, businesses and other institutions and issues.

A free breakfast and prayer service for all Hardin County ministers is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

The National Day of Prayer is important, but prayer is meant to be done continually, said Elizabethtown resident Spike Latimer, one of the state coordinators for the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

“This is an opportunity for people to gather together and pray,” he said.

Organizers are working to visit as many states as possible by the end of August.

From Nashville, Tenn., the bus is scheduled to stop in Elizabethtown before continuing into Indianapolis.

Originally, the tour’s route called for a Louisville stop in addition to Grace Heartland, which has a pastor on the National Prayer Committee. The schedule later was rearranged and the Louisville visit was dropped.

Latimer, a member of Grace Heartland, said is it important to pray for the nation and the Bible commands believers to pray without ceasing.

“It’s just a wonderful chance for us to be a place for folks to gather and pray that evening,” he said.

Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.