The Laddonia Ministerial Alliance hosted an observance on the National Day of Prayer last Thursday inside the Laddonia Baptist Church.
The event was moved inside due to rain but there were still 31 folks who joined together in prayer.
The evening began with a trio singing “Lord I Need You,” “Heart of Worship,” and “Amazing Grace, Chains Are Gone.”
At 7 p.m., both the Laddonia Baptist and Christian churches rang their church bells together.
Charlie Meador led the color guard made up of Teddy Hoyt, P.A. Hull, Joe Remley, and John Schlemmer. They presented the flag and led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”
Joe Williams welcomed everyone and read a proclamation by George Washington.
The singing group then led with the hymn “Sanctuary.”
The Rev. Randall Cone from Laddonia Presbyterian Church stated that that this year’s theme for National Day of Prayer was “Lord, hear our cry.” He read scripture from I Kings 8:28 and then heads bowed while the Rev. Cone read the National Prayer written by Dr. Jack Graham.
The Rev. Chris Atkinson from Laddonia Baptist Church recognized elected officials of Laddonia and leaders of the United States to be prayed for in leading the town and our country on decision making.
The Rev. Dale Roberts from the Christian Church made a request calling upon citizens of the Laddonia community to Pray…Laddonia!
He asked for each person to pray for five neighbors on their street for five minutes a day, for five days a week, for five weeks with prayer blessings which he had listed on a card. Those attending then formed a circle of prayer holding hands offering up prayers to God.
The service concluded with music by the trio singing “It is Well.” Music was by Eva Hobbs, Tammi Bennett, and on guitar and singing was Josh Meranda.