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Courthouse venue for National Day of Prayer

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As American troops remain in harm’s way, the economy continues to waiver, and the upcoming elections approach, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship and pray.

Millions will answer the call to prayer on Thursday, May 3, in observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer.

Roane County is among the sites for this year’s organized events.

Those wishing to participate will gather on the front steps of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston, at noon to pray for the nation, local and national leaders.

Pastor David Barkley of River Gate Ministries, Rockwood, will be the speaker.

Prayer will be led by Parson’s Rest Prayer Group of Rockwood.

Call 354-8913 for details.

Organized events will be in thousands of public venues where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.

This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God,” is based on Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD ...”