National Day of Prayer observed locally

Published 9:35 am Friday, May 4, 2012

THOSE LEADING THE SERVICES at the World Day of Prayer on Thursday were: front row, left to right, Dr. Ray Chambers of Temple Beth-El; The Rev. Marcia McRae; The Rev. June Johnson, interim rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church; The Rev. Donna Bevels, First Church of God; and Pastor Jimmy Adamson of the Friendship House of Jesus; back row, left to right, The Rev. James Platt of Nelson Chapel A.M.E. Church; Art Bruce, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church; The Rev. Randy Moseley of First United Methodist Church; The Rev. Damon Edwards of First Christian Church, who is co-president of the Bainbridge Ministerial Association; and The Rev. Lynn Roberts of Sutton Chapel United Methodist Church.

A small gathering of the faith community gathered in Willis Park Thursday at noon to mark the local observance of the 61st National Day of Prayer. The service was organized by Episcopal Priest Marcia McRae, in cooperation with the Bainbridge Ministerial Association.

The service had a distinct ecumenical flavor, as participants from several faiths offered prayers in specific categories and different languages.

The Rev. McRae gave a welcome and prayer in Spanish and Dr. Ray Chambers of Temple Beth-El recited, in Hebrew, a prayer for peace that was initially written by a Ukranian Rabbi.

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Music was led by Art Bruce, minister of music at First Baptist Church.