Observing National Day of Prayer across the Gulf Coast
City leaders and community members came together at Biloxi City Hall to observe the National Day of Prayer.
Created in 1952 by Congress, National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
In the City of Biloxi, the day has been celebrated at City Hall since 1994, organized by Carleen Hall.
The prayer ceremony allowed guests time to reflect and recommit to their faith of not only the community, but the country.
Events were also held in Gulfport, D’Iberville, Long Beach, Diamondhead, Moss Point, Bay St. Louis, and Vancleave High School. Event Organizer Robin Killeen said, “All different backgrounds, colors, religions, that come together for one common purpose and that’s to praise the lord. It’s to be a change agent for this. We are praying in Biloxi, but its for the whole nation.”
Event Organizer Patrice Torricelli said, “You have all these prayers going up at the same time, across our nation, power in agreement, power in prayer.”
This year’s theme is ‘pray fervently in righteousness and avail much.’