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Butler County celebrates the 71st Annual National Day of Prayer

The 71st Annual National Day of Prayer was held on Thursday, May 4th at the Butler County Courthouse Lawn.  The theme from this year was ‘Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much.’ 

Becky Hankins, a retired Morgantown Elementary School teacher welcomed everyone.  James 5:16, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much,” was the opening scripture of the event. 

Keny Swift, Butler County PVA, sang “How Great is Our God,” which was followed by Romans 10:8-10.  This scripture states, “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” 

There were many other members of the community that came to support the National Day of Prayer, whether it be through prayer, reading, song, or fellowship with others in attendance.

The prayers during the event are as follows:

- Prayer for the Church – Bro. Brian Jones, Pastor of Aberdeen Baptist

- Prayer for the Family – Gina Tynes, local National Day of Prayer Coordinator

- Prayer for the Government – Suzanne Brosnan, former Butler County PVA

- Prayer for Schools – Delaney Daugherty and Tobin Maxfield, students at BCHS and FCA members.

- Prayer for Media – Derek Gregory, Program Director & Co-Host of “Mornings with Derek & Bridget”

- Prayer for the Military – Deanna Embry, Veteran & Co-Owner of Embry & Watts

- Prayer for Businesses – Chris Burden, WRECC Morgantown District Manager

- Prayer for Education – Robert Tuck, Superintendent of Butler County Board of Education.

Shera Lindsey, former BCHS teacher now stay at home mom, sang "I Speak Jesus".

The final Unison Scripture was Philippians 4:6-7.  This scripture states, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


Crossland Community Morgantown Campus Pastor, Franklin Wiggins, gave the Benediction song, “Goodness of God.”  Everyone was thanked for their participation and joining in fellowship to celebrate the 71st Annual National Day of Prayer. 



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