LOCK HAVEN - The 61st annual National Day of Prayer is approaching, and the public is invited to an event Thursday evening at Triangle Park.
The Southern Clinton County Ministerium offers a sacred prayer assembly on the theme "One Nation Under God" at the gazebo, beginning at 7 p.m.
Those attending will have the opportunity to pray as a group for the nation and the community. Bring lawn chairs.
If the weather does not cooperate, the prayer assembly will move inside the nearby Covenant United Methodist Church at 44 W. Main St.
The program will begin with a greeting from Rev. Roger Yoder who also will read the Presidential proclamation for the special day. Pastor Ben Lins will lead prayers of humility, confession and repentance. Pastor Tim Boger will lead the prayer for national leaders, Pastor Patty Dodds the prayer for state and local government leaders, Pastor Nancy Lee Goff - community concerns, Pastor Scott Garman the prayer for schools, teachers and students, Pastor Brian Billings the prayer for families, and Pastor Ed Claybaugh the prayer for revival.
Songs, including familiar hymns, will follow each prayer.
Pastor Jane Johnson will give the benediction.