Streets were closed off Thursday as Mississippians took part in the 63rd annual observance of National Day of Prayer. Americans have been following this tradition since before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Locals gathered in public places such as the Biloxi City Hall to show their faith. Biloxi Mayor, A.J. Holloway, was there to share his words along with other speakers who led prayer. Each reflection had Mississippi in mind. All who participated in this event prayed for the State of Mississippi, for the City of Biloxi, our families and military, and much more.
David Oliver of Cedar Lake Christian Academy says, “We are praying for the State of Mississippi. This is a day where people from all over America, they come together and they pray for their state leaders they pray for our schools, our communities, and it’s not only happening here in Mississippi. It’s happening all over the country.” The goal of National Day of Prayer is to help the community come together to express their faith and love for their state.