National Day of Prayer celebration


Religious and city leaders converged at Jones Park earlier today to celebrate ‘National Day of Prayer.’

Residents filled the Harbor Market Pavilion to gather together in prayer and worship. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes gave the proclamation at the event, calling the celebration a ‘priority for the city.’

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Event Organizer Connie Lillo-Thieman tells News 25 that the day of prayer is about inclusion and no matter which religion you associate with we are all looking towards the same goal. “We understand that we are here for such a time as this, that God has a plan. I think a lot of us search out his truth because we want to do the best part and be the best part of his purpose and plan that he has for us.”

Lillo-Thieman says that they are planning a Facebook page called ‘One Coast National Day of Prayer’ where residents can keep up with their public group prayer services.