TUPELO – Tupelo will observe the 60th annual National Day of Prayer today with gatherings at the BancorpSouth Arena and City Hall.
This year’s theme is “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” and according to organizers it will present an opportunity for people to come together across religious, denominational and racial lines and to pray for the country.
“It’s good for Christians to be involved, but it’s also important to remember that this country is made up of people of different religious beliefs and this is a day for us to promote unity,” said the Rev. Tony Hereford, pastor of Living Word and Praise Sanctuary in Tupelo and one of those who will lead prayer at City Hall starting at 12:20 p.m.
“Coming together in prayer is not only commanded by God, but it is a high privilege,” said the Rev. Bill Bradford, pastor of Lawndale Presbyterian Church (PCA), who also will lead prayer at City Hall.
Mission Mississippi will hold an observance inside the west entrance of the BancorpSouth Arena at 7 a.m.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress.
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