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The annual National Prayer Day celebration takes place at noon on Thursday, May 4, in the Cameron Priebe Plaza at City Hall.
The event is free and the public is welcome.
Priebe Plaza is located between City Hall and the Taylor Police Department. Best parking available is in the north (Goddard Road) parking lot.
Religious leaders gather to celebrate as one. Last year, about 100 people gathered to listen to several prayers and speeches. The history of the National day of Prayer dates back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed it. Eventually, a bill declaring a National Prayer Day was passed by Congress in 1952 and fixed the celebration on the first Thursday in May in 1988.
Following is the list of speakers for the celebration:
Opening Remarks: Pastor Michael R. Jones, Zion Baptist Church
Righteousness in Our Nation — Bishop Gary Harper, Greater Grace Temple
Rebirth of Values and Church Importance — Rev. Geoff Drutchas, St. Paul UCC
Justice in our Courts — Pastor John Reilly, Beacon Baptist Church
Courageous Fathers & Strong Marriages — Pastor Don Parton, Harvest Worship Center
Greetings from the City of Taylor, Items for Prayer — Mayor Rick Sollars
Wake up America and seek the Lord on behalf of Public Officials and City Employees — Mr. Edward Bourassa, Treasurer, City of Taylor
Healing and Hope for Youth and Families — Pastor Ariel Roldan, Oakwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Meaningful Medical Care and Sick Ministry — Rev. John Martin, Chaplain, Beaumont Hospital – Taylor
Substance Abusers, Gangs, and Crime in Neighborhoods — Pastor Cliff Molnar, Victory Center Ministries
Military and First Responders — Pastor Bob Jeannot, New Wine Community Church
Truth in Media and Daily Life — Pastor Joseph Busch, Joshua Media Ministries, International
Compassion to the Poor, Disabled, and Unemployed — Father Leo Sabourin, St. Constance Catholic Church
Protection of the Elderly and Unborn — Pastor Darius Walden, Heritage Park Church of God
Concluding Remarks -- Pastor Ryan Bettinger, Northline Church