Meridian Star


May 11, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

MERIDIAN — National Day of Prayer a success

    On behalf of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and our State Coordinator, I want to thank everyone for participating in Meridian’s National Day of Prayer Observance on May 1, 2014.

    After all the traumatic happenings in our city and state, the Lord impressed upon my heart that this year could not be the same as our observances in the past 23 years. This year had to be different and it certainly proved to be just that.

    Following a post I placed on Facebook, a young lady called me and said, “I am to be a part of that.” After our conversation, we believe God wanted her to pray for our churches. Each one of the prayers that God put in place did what was needed. We prayed for our youth, state leaders, local leaders, pastors, armed forces, federal leaders and the media. Praying is a privilege that we don’t take lightly.

    The Lord said to me, the prayer for the youth can not be those pity-pat prayers. We needed someone to cry out for the youth of this city. I called Pastor Hopkins and asked him, “If that was him, he said I will do it, but you seek the Lord.” I told him, “I have sought the Lord and that is why I called you.” Hebrews 1:1 “In times past the word of God came to our fathers through the prophets, in different parts and in different ways.”

    Our theme this year taken from Romans 15:6, which states, “Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” All of the prayers and the members of the body of Christ present were joined together in the Spirit with one voice, and we gave praise and glory to God.

    Again, thank you to all of those who took part in this year’s observance!  Thank God for WTOK and The Meridian Star for their coverage of this time of prayer and worship! Our invited worship team (Power Purpose and Praise) took us into the throne room.

    When all God’s children get together what a time, what a time!

Dorothy Lloyd

National Day of Prayer


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