NEBRASKA CITY – Over 20 people representing eight churches gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer observance on the Nemaha County courthouse square.
It opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and concluded with singing of God Bless America.
United Methodist Pastor John Henderson said the event has been held at the east flag pole on the first Thursday of May since 1988.
Henderson: “I think we need more people to not be apathetic and come out and pray because prayer is a big thing. There’s doctors who won’t operate unless someone prays before the operation and so, here we have a country with millions of people and things are not going exactly right, so we need to pray.”
The group offered prayers for the government, military, media, social service and community renewal.
Henderson: “We brought up a lot of subjects and there’s a lot more subjects to pray about too.”
Churches from Auburn, Tecumseh, Nebraska City, Brock and Stella were represented.