“We should be excited about the god that we serve,” he said.
Janet Thomson said she attended the event because she is a Christian and feels the country has moved away from God.
“We believe God is in control,” she said. “Hopefully our prayers will be awarded and this country will turn back to God.”
Elizabeth Bigger joked it certainly wasn’t the weather that inspired her to attend Thursday, but the important role she feels prayer plays in the country and the community. She said she is grateful for the National Day of Prayer for the way it brings like-minded citizens together and hopes it will encourage everyone who attended to let the practice extend far beyond the hours of the annual event.
“I think every day we need to pray,” she said. “It’s an important thing that we can come together as a community.”