Dozens of Waco residents participate in National Day of Prayer

Posted at 12:30 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:31:41-04

On Thursday, dozens of people joined the National Day of Prayer hosted at a Waco church. 

The National Day of Prayer calls for people from different faiths and backgrounds to pray in unity for our nation. 

The First United Methodist Church in Waco has hosted the event for at least 10 years.

This year, it will be the 30th annual observance of this day since President Ronald Reagan signed the amended law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of National Prayer. The event was created in 1952 by a resolution of Congress.

Waco’s First United Methodist Church Lead Pastor, Ryan Barnett said during the event, members of the community will pray for our leaders.

“It’s a significant opportunity for people of every race and socioeconomic background to gather together not under a political banner, but under the banner of the Lord, Jesus Christ,” Barnett said.

The nonpartisan event brought pastors from different area pastors together.

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