Wednesday April 18, 2012
The 61st annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 3rd, and be observed locally on the steps of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda at noon. This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God,” is based on Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation who God is the Lord.” In honor of the event, the County Commissioners will be issuing a Proclamation, designating May 3rd as a Day of Prayer in Bradford County.
Local National Day of Prayer Coordinator Nancy Schrader invites everyone to join together on the steps of the Courthouse for this important event. “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.”
Schrader says “Today the need for prayer is as great as ever. Our nation again faces battlefields, along with an epidemic of broken homes, violence, sexual immorality and social strife. 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 give us the fortitude to overcome the challenges at hand.”
This year the students from North Rome Christian School and St. Agnes School will be participating in the program along with several area pastors. Local National Day of Prayer Coordinator Nancy Schrader invites everyone to join together on the steps of the Courthouse May 3rd for this important event at noon. “While every day should be prayerful, this annual observance will bring Christians of many persuasions together in renewed appreciation of the power of prayer. We hope you will plan to join us for the National Day of Prayer in Towanda.”