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Community observes National Day of Prayer

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The Franklin community gathered at noon this past Thursday, May 2, on the square in downtown Franklin to observe the National Day of Prayer. Since 1988, the National Day of Prayer has been observed on the first Thursday in May. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law which says, “The President shall set aside and proclaim the First Thursday in May in each year, as a National Day of Prayer, on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”

THE FRANKLIN community participating in The National Day of Prayer, held in Franklin at noon on May 2, sat or stood all around the town’s gazebo.

This year’s theme was “Lift Up the Word, Light Up The World.” Area pastors led those gathered in prayer for families, schools, teachers, students, the military, elected leaders and more.

PRAYING FOR local, state, and national government workers and elected officials was Forest Jones.

Pictured at the top of this article is Toby Pope of Grace Presbyterian Church who prayed for churches, pastors, and revival.