Citizens of Gadsden County gathered in front of the courthouse in Quincy to observe the 2023 National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4.
A legal observance in the United States since 1988, the law recognizes the first Thursday of May every year as a National Day of Prayer, on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals, according to Public Law 100-307.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Gadsden County citizens shared an evening of song and prayer, hosted by Christian Unity in the Community, and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.
Local church leadership guided the faithful in a series of public prayers for our government, military, media, businesses, educators, churches, and families.
The evening also featured welcoming remarks from Mother Tanya Scheff, who serves as Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a performance of the National Anthem by Carol Haire, and spiritual songs led by Jahazel Anderson.
Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service