Valdosta Daily Times

May 2, 2013

Say a little prayer ...


The Valdosta Daily Times

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?

Today marks the National Day of Prayer. At noon today, at the historic Lowndes County Courthouse, Downtown Valdosta, several area churches sponsor the Valdosta-Lowndes County service in recognition of the Day of Prayer.

Across the United States, people will gather in public squares and on courthouse lawns. They will pray 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.

If you can, join the community prayer service today. There’s much in our community, state and nation that could use more prayers.

If you cannot attend, take a moment to say a little prayer wherever you may be. The beauty of this ceremony, prayers reach the same place no matter where you may be.