2019 Day of Prayer

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

2019 Day of Prayer

Interceding for Rochester!

As reported by WROC, faithful people across the country came together in spirit yesterday for the National Day of Prayer.

In Rochester, hundreds of people gathered on the steps of City Hall to commemorate the day, including pastors and representatives from local churches and groups like His Branches, City and County government, the Fire and Police Departments, and The Finney School. Many more filled churches in the surrounding area.

For many, it was a day to pray for the future of their city and country. Bishop David Singleton told us Rochester’s event attracts more than just locals.

“In fact, we have some folk from Texas, from Florida, from New York City and Niagara Falls,” he said. “They’ve come from different places to join in this time of prayer because they recognize the value of prayer that much, and they want to be a part of it here in Rochester.”

Several other local pastors spoke with grace and conviction at the gathering as well as Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, and others in leadership.

Prayer was initiated by the sounding of a chorus of shofars. After a time of guided group prayer (click here for a copy of the prayer sheet that was provided) the entire group entered into free form prayer for our community and nation.

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The event was closed with the sounding of the shofar again, followed by a time of gospel music in front of City Hall. The National Day of Prayer was originally set aside by President Harry Truman in 1952 during the Korean War.

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