National Day of Prayer in Aurora

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor:
Thursday, May 2nd is the 68th annual National Day of Prayer, with this year’s theme “Pray for America – Love One Another.”  Hamilton County will join with others around the country as we pray for our country, government, military, schools and families.
Prayer has always been used in this country for guidance, protection and strength -- even before we were a nation or a handful of colonies.  The Pilgrims at Plymouth relied on prayer during their first and darkest winter. Our founding fathers also called for prayer during the Constitutional Convention. In their eyes, our recently created nation and freedoms were a direct gift from God.  And being a gift from God, there was only one way to insure protection – through prayer.
As the heroes of our nation did in the past, we must again bow our heads in prayer. We must ask the Lord to bless our leaders with wisdom and protection, and that they will have the fortitude to overcome the challenges at hand.
It is our goal that you, your entire family, and your friends will participate in an event on Thursday May 2nd. A prayer breakfast is planned at The Leadership Center in Aurora at 6:15 a.m. This is a non-political, non-denominational event with inspiring music, local prayer leaders, and guest speaker, Ron Brown. As a guest, you have the opportunity to pray silently for leaders in all walks of life. The prayer breakfast is a wonderful way to start the day!  
You are also invited to a Prayer Walk/Bicycle/Drive beginning at the courthouse parking lot at 7 that evening. Individuals and groups will stroll through Aurora neighborhoods and quietly pray for our neighbors and their families.
For more information on events and news about National Day of Prayer, please visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
We hope that an event impacts your life, and that praying for our nation moves from a one-day event to a lifetime endeavor. 
Patti Kell,
Aurora

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