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Morgantown Care and Rehab celebrates National Day of Prayer

Lucille Briggs joins a prayer chain of hands with Bro. Randy Burns, Bro. Greg Wallace, Judge-Executive David Fields, Superintendent Scott Howard, and Mayor Linda Keown

Morgantown Care and Rehab, a Signature HealthCare Community, celebrated National Day of Prayer on May 3rd by inviting local officials to join their staff and residents for a series of prayers. After the welcome and pledge, led by Bro. Jim McDaniel, and the National Anthem, sang by Tiffany Winchell, the prayers began. Prayers were led by Bro. Roger Taylor, Bro. Raymond Ward, Bro. Greg Wallace, Bro. David Hocker, Bro. Jim McDaniel, and Bro. David Roland.

Bro. Roland

Bro. Taylor led the prayers for the schools; Bro. Ward led prayer for churches and ministries; Bro. Wallace prayed for state government; Bro. Hocker prayed for local government; Bro. McDaniel led prayers for law enforcement, EMS, fire, and emergency services; and Bro. Roland led a prayer for America. Shirley Allen led those gathered in a closing prayer.

Bro Ward, Bro. Hocker, Bro. Wallace, Bro. McDaniel, and Bro. Roland (not pictured Bro. Taylor)

"We're just so privileged to be able to do this," said Bro. McDaniel, chaplain at Morgantown Care and Rehab. "We really appreciate all of the local officials who were able to come out and take part this morning."

"We really appreciate Morgantown Care and Rehab sponsoring the National Day of Prayer because we believe that prayer is the answer to the ailments of our country," said Judge Fields.

National Day of Prayer was first signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1952. President Dwight D. Eisenhower added the words "Under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1988, President Ronald Regan designated the first Thursday in May as the official day of observance of National Day of Prayer. To learn more about National Day of Prayer, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org.

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Photos by Roger Southerland for Beech Tree News

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