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May 2, 2014

Say a little prayer ...

VALDOSTA — Studies have found that people who pray and have people pray for them have a healthier outlook. Of course, folks with faith need no studies to tell them this. They know it through experience.

Given enough faith, one prayer can move mountains. Imagine what a collection of prayers can accomplish? Imagine a nation at prayer?

Thursday marked the National Day of Prayer. Several area churches gathered for the Valdosta-Lowndes County service in recognition of the Day of Prayer.

Across the United States, people gathered in public squares and on courthouse lawns. They prayed for their cities, their nation, and the world.

The National Day of Prayer invites people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Through a joint resolution with Congress, President Harry S. Truman created the National Day of Prayer in 1952.

There’s much in our community, state and nation that could use more prayers, and the Valdosta service covered everything from community to the nation, the military to schools, businesses to charitable organizations.

If you missed the National Day of Prayer service Thursday, that’s OK. It’s never too late to say a little prayer.

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