Local residents, community leaders, churches gather for National Day of Prayer

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) – Thursday marks the 67th Annual National Day of Prayer. Students, churches, government officials — everyone came together to unite as one.

This year’s National Day of Prayer theme is ‘unity.’

“I think everybody sees the condition that our city and our government, our world is in, and we know that if we don’t have an intervention, or God help us, we’re heading into uncharted territory,” Pastor of Macon Tabernacle Baptist Church Gary Velli said.

“We’re divided along racial lines. We’re divided along ideology. We’re divided along political party, and so we need to know how to put those things aside,” Pastor of True Gospel Ral Waltower said. “We want to focus on bringing America together.”

This year’s National Day of Prayer’s theme is doing just that.

“We need to pray more. We need to be in God’s Word more,” National Day of Prayer Committee Chairman Margaret McCook said.

“Continue to pray for the United States of America. Continue to pray for this nation. There’s division at every level, at every level of government within our local cities and communities,” Waltower said.

“God is our only hope. He’s our best hope, and he’s really our only hope,” McCook said.

“We need to keep our eyes focused on the Lord, pray for one another, walk in forgiveness, and God will finish what he has begun,” Vellie said.

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