National Day of Prayer
The community gathered together at the east side of the Liberty County Courthouse in the shade of the Live Oak trees last week for the 26th Annual Liberty County Day of Prayer. Multiple church leaders from different denominations came from across the county to deliver messages and to lead the audience in prayer for our nation.
A Shofar was blown by Reverend Philip Missick of the King of Saints Tabernacle to begin the call to prayer at the ceremony. Pastor Tony Hines of Hardin Baptist Church then welcomed everyone before introducing Liberty County Judge Jay Knight. Knight proclaimed May 6, 2021, as The National Day of Prayer for the county. He then spoke briefly about the challenges of the last year and read from Psalms 46:10.
Will Carter, representative for U.S. Congressman Dr. Brian Babin, then read a prayer for our country from the congressman.
Liberty County Clerk Delia Sellers led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by a beautiful rendition of the national anthem by Stephanie Blume.
Pastor Lee Gruver of Prairie Baptist Church prayed for our President, Governor and all elected officials on the national, state and local levels.
There was then a prayer for our military and their families followed by Karla Burris singing God Bless the USA.
Everyone prayed for our first responders, the community and families, churches and clergy, repentance, revival, and for God to bless the nation.
The National Day of Prayer was then closed by Karla Burris singing another beautiful song, God Bless America.