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Praying for the Nation

By Staff | May 6, 2011

Millions of Americans humbly implored God for His mercy and blessing on our country during the National Day of Prayer on Thursday. EDN photo by Moriah Hawn

On national prayer day, May 6, the sun decided to shine down on a group of people gathered around the flagpole in front of the library.

Heads bowed in silent prayer, lips moved without making much sound, then, out of the silence a strong and clear voice spoke of the need to pray for the community, media, government, education, and local churches.

The group lifted their heads and smiled in agreement. Each in the group was urged to share their own prayers for the nation.

“Please Father, help us in our time of despair, help those in need.” A voice called out. Another followed with, “Help those who are without employment, help them provide for themselves and their families. Amen.”

“Please bless our service men and women!” A woman declared.

Estherville pastors lead a small group in prayer in Estherville Library Square during the 2011 National Day of Prayer. Photo by Moriah Hawn

Prayers came from most of the crowd while a few preferred to listen and pray in silence.

The group spoke of how joyful they were to be able to have a fellowship with one another on National Prayer Day, and they were thankful the weather stayed warm and sunny for the event.

Once done praying at the library, the group flocked over to the courthouse, then to the elementary school, and then finally ended with a prayer circle at Immanuel Lutheran church.

Everyone seemed to have a wonderful feeling after sharing such positive thoughts and prayers.

Many smiles were exchanged as the group dispersed, and many well wishes were bestowed. This makes one wish and pray that the whole nation could be as loving and positive.

Just think for a moment what that could do to change our weary world we live in.