Ministers representing eight denominations will lead a gathering of more than 20 congregations represented. The theme of the day? Love one another.
Thursday, May 2, people will gather in churches, local businesses, the steps of city halls, schools, neighborhoods and public gathering places for a day of public prayer for the United States of America in recognition of National Day of Prayer.
This year’s National Day of Prayer theme is “Love One Another.”
The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”
“There are a lot of reasons why we need to pray together, and this event gives us an opportunity to do just that, to pray with each other, for each other” said John Ray of DestinyLife Church a local pastor and the event organizer, “We really do have something extraordinary in Claremore, and as the church in the city we want to see this unity continue to grow and be strengthened.”
Members of the Claremore Ministerial Alliance will once again lead the local observance, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rogers County Courthouse, in the second floor conference room. The prayer gathering will be led by local ministers from eight different denominations with nearly 20 congregations represented in total.
Local congregations that will leading in the event include RealLife Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Claremore Nazarene, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), St. Andrews Methodist, First United Methodist, DestinyLife Church.
A free lunch of hot dogs and chip will be provided.
In 2018, an estimated 200 people created a standing room only crowd at the courthouse to join nearly 50,000 across all 50 states to observe the National Day of Prayer.