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The faithful of Jerseyville are set to gather for a National Day of Prayer.
The National Day of Prayer event is scheduled to occur in Jersey County from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at LifeChurchX, 300 Bluebird Lane in Jerseyville. Last year’s event was well attended and this year, organizers say, will be a powerful one.
The event will feature a wide variety of speakers.
“We are so thankful that the churches in Jersey County come together as one body in Christ to lift up our prayers to God,” read a release from the organization. “Every speaker has something to touch people’s heart with on how God has moved in their lives.”
The Boy Scouts will lead the opening ceremony, followed by a drummer and bagpiper who will play Amazing Grace. The Mayor of Jerseyville, Bill Russell, will read the proclamation that he signed declaring May 5 a day of prayer in the city of Jerseyville.
“You may ask, ‘Why pray?’ God is not surprised by anything that each of us is going through. He is aware of hunger, addiction, shattered relationships, and warfare,” the release continued. “He knows everything. But when we reach out to Him, we receive back wisdom, protection, instruction, peace, and joy because just like any other parent, He wants the best for us. He wants a relationship with us because He loves us.”
The event’s speakers include:
■ Pam Warford (Jersey County Clerk) – Host
■ Illinois State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer – Government
■ Elliott Davis (You Paid For It Fox 2) – Media
■ Father Martin Smith – Military and Veterans
■ Pastor Sonny Renken – First responders
■ Brad Kimble – (JCHS Educator) – Education
■ Pastor Brent Meyer (First Baptist) – Churches
■ Pamela Weber (W.A.Rice Seed Co) – Local business
■ Jen Warix (The Restore Network) – Families
Worship will be conducted by the Gibson Girls and a Worship band made up of LifePoint Church, First Assembly of God, and LifechurchX.
This year’s National Day of Prayer event will be filled with prayer for the nation, governmental leaders, first responders, media, churches, schools, and families.
The annual National Day of Prayer was established by federal law in 1952 when the United States Congress passed a joint resolution, which was signed by President Harry Truman. The law was amended in 1988 and signed by President Ronald Reagan, specifically designating the first Thursday in May as the official National Day of Prayer.
Videos can be viewed at :
■ (20+) National Day of Prayer – Jersey County Illinois | Facebook
■ Jersey County, IL National Day of Prayer 2022 – YouTube