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Hundreds celebrate National Day of Prayer in Macon

Middle Georgians fill Rosa Parks Square to celebrate in prayer for the country and its leaders.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Every year, dozens of people in Macon come together to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. One family says it was a chance for them to come closer together, and strengthen their belief in making their community a better place to live. 

The National Day of Prayer is something special for Henry Covington Sr.  and his two kids, Henry and Shalome.

The minister says he's always looking for ways to show his kids how to be consisent with their faith.

"We need to just not only talk it, but also live it, and that's one thing I try to teach my children," Covington said. 

Thursday, hundreds of people packed Rose Parks Square in Macon to celebrate and reflect as one voice united in prayer.

The day gave Chip Anderson an opportunity to pray for the people who represent and fight for him and his family.

"To us individually, to turn to God in our own individual lives, as well as our responsiblity to pray for our leaders and to pray for the safety of our military," Anderson said. 

Officials, including Macon-Bibb County mayor Robert Reichert, joined the people in park.

Reichert read the proclamation marking the event, calling it a friendly reminder of what God has done for the city.

Covington says the day isn't about a specific religion or practice....

"It's not about race, it's not about male or female, it's all about serving him," Covington said. 

Anderson agrees....

and says at the end of the day, it's important to think about the people who spend their life working for the betterment of society.

"We aren't going to agree with policies, but it would definitely be obedient to pray for them," Anderson said. 

If you're interested in coming out to for the monthly prayers for public officials. It's every second Tuesday at noon at the government in downtown Macon. 

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