National Day of Prayer to be observed in Fayette May 1

Tue, 04/22/2008 - 1:50pm
By: The Citizen

Fayette County will observe the National Day of Prayer with millions of others around the nation on Thursday, May 1, with a daytime prayer walk and evening worship celebration beginning at 7 p.m. at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville.

Leading the praise and worship will be Operation Mobilization’s Bill Drake Band. The theme is “If My People Pray.”

The Prayer Walk is being organized and manned by volunteers from many churches in the Southern Crescent area.

“It is our hope and prayer that the Lord will raise up a host of prayer warriors to participate in the Southern Crescent Prayer Walk,” event coordinator Barbara Swafford said. “This is an unprecedented call for God’s people to literally cover the land in prayer and till the soil for harvest and restoration.”

Prayer Walk brochures are free. Email or with requests for brochures or questions. Or, call Barbara Swafford, 770-241-3477 or Jeff Heard, 678-462-3344.

The Prayer Walk website is at

Those participating in the evening event for The National Day of Prayer will meet together at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville to worship and pray. The local group is registered with the official National Day of Prayer Organization (

The event will begin with worship and will cover topics such as education, government, marketplace/economy, family, media, arts and entertainment, science and technology, and the church.

Questions regarding the local observance of The National Day of Prayer can be directed to the event coordinator, Barbara Swafford, at or 770-632-0038.

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