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National Day of Prayer set for Thursday

Organizers are hoping for as many as 200 people to attend the local event for the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.
    "It's an opportunity to join with people from all over the country to pray for city, state and federal government agencies and other areas of our nation," said Ed Neubert, pastor of Forerunner Christian Fellowship. "We're going to prominently pray for our military."
    The event will be held at the Bulloch County Courthouse beginning at 11:30 a.m. and should be finished by 12:30 p.m.
    "We're inviting leaders from different areas in the community such as the fire department, police department, schools, the business community and people from the general public to pray," Neubert said.
    Neubert said praying for leaders in all aspects of public life is important to any nation.
    "Any nation that neglects to pray positions itself for problems, troubles and difficulties," he said.
    A representative from the different areas of the community will be on hand as local pastor prays for that segment of the community. Following the prayer, a balloon will be released to the sky to symbolize the situation is in God's hands.
    The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman.

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