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Mid-South joins National Day of Prayer

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People everywhere came together Thursday to unite the world in prayer. People everywhere came together Thursday to unite the world in prayer.
COLLIERVILLE, TN -

(WMC) - People everywhere came together Thursday to unite the world in prayer.

May 1 is the National Day of Prayer, and observances are taking place all around the country. With the voices of little children, Collierville kicked off National Day of Prayer activities at city hall.

People from Collierville and surrounding cities showed up for this event. It featured prayers from an impressive list of local ministers and city officials.

Ministers prayed for peace, they prayed for health, and they prayed for men and women in the military.

"We give thanks for the sacrifices they have made, especially for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives," said Collierville United Methodist Church Rev. Barry Henson.

The National Day of Prayer dates back to the continental Congress and prayers that asked for the formation of a new nation. Ministers say it was needed then and is needed now.

"It's so important because our town, our city, and our country, we are facing so many tough difficult decision and you know about school. Our finances our families, it's so important that we see God's face, his direction in these areas," said New Direction Christian Church pastor Shamichael Hallman.

The theme for this year's National Day of Prayer is "One Voice, United in Prayer."

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