National Day of PrayerPublished 12:56pm Thursday, May 1, 2014
Children sing. pastor prays at Somerville observance
The National Day of Prayer didn’t slip by unnoticed at the Town of Somerville Thur., May 1.
Over 50 preschoolers from Somerville Baptist Church joined Mayor Darren Tucker, church pastor Josh Grubbs and several local citizens for on the old courthouse square for the special observance.
The children led in the pledge of allegiance to the American flag and sang two songs, “The Grand Ole Flag” and “God Bless America.”
Pastor Grubbs spoke the following prayer: “We thank you Lord for allowing us to live in a country where we have the freedom to worship and pray. “Thank you for the opportunity to stand out here today and ask for your will to be done in our community, state and nation. We pray for our President and Congress and ask you give them the wisdom to reach out to You for guidance in the decisions they make. We also pray for our town and its officials and ask you to forgive the sins of our nation.”
“It means everything to me to have a day set aside to thank God for all he has done for our nation and ask for His continued blessings, ” Mayor Tucker said. “The freedom we have to worship God freely and openly is the foundation on which our nation was built.”
“Last year, we partnered with local churches to have a short service on the National Day of Prayer and it worked well,” he added. “This year, we felt it fitting to invite our pre-school children to come lead the observance.”