The theme for this year's National Day of Prayer is succinct, yet encapsulates something we should strive for each day: “Love One Another.
On Thursday, people across the nation will observe the 68th annual National Day of Prayer as they gather in homes, churches, neighborhoods, public places and elsewhere. The day will be celebrated in Dalton as the public is invited to attend the event on the Whitfield County Courthouse lawn beginning at 11:30 a.m.
In addition to prayers led by many community members, The Salem Quartet of Dalton will perform. Senior citizens will have special seating, and all veterans will be recognized. The theme verse is John 13:34: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
One county over, AdventHealth Murray in Chatsworth invites the public to join employees in prayer during the National Day of Prayer at AdventHealth Murray’s flagpole at noon. According to organizers, the event was created to bring together those in the community who believe in prayer as well as to further AdventHealth Murray’s mission of "Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ." The hospital is at 707 Old Dalton Ellijay Road.
Thursday night, the national observance of the National Day of Prayer will be in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol at 7. You can watch the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. on DayStar Television Network, at nationaldayofprayer.org or on the National Day of Prayer Facebook page.
Whether you attend one of these public events, watch on television or pray with friends, family or on your own, we encourage you to take time to reflect on our community, our country and our fellow citizens.