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Day of Prayer set for Friday


For the fourteenth consecutive year, Chambers County will recognize a day of prayer for the community. This year’s day of prayer will take place on Friday, August 1 at 6 pm CST on the courthouse square in LaFayette.

“Everyone is invited to come out and help pray for our state, the Governor of Alabama, the mayors and councils of LaFayette, Lanett, Valley, Five Points, Waverly, Fredonia and Cusseta, the Chambers County Commissioners, the local officials, our military, our school systems, the economy of Chambers County, the Governor of Alabama, the President, our nation and our families,” said Diane Perry, LaFayette’s assistant City Clerk and one of the event organizers. “If we want things to continue to change for Chambers County, we must pray.”

On September 6, 2001, the first Day of Prayer for Chambers County was held at the courthouse here in LaFayette and the tradition has continued with strong participation since that time. As part of the event, the Chambers County Commission along with each municipality and town in the county has approved proclamations for the service. LaFayette’s City Council approved their proclamation on Monday night. Dorothy Vines was on hand at the meeting to accept the proclamation and thanked the mayor and council for their support as well as Perry for all her work organizing the event.

The service is not about denomination, but rather an opportunity for the community to come together and pray.

“God called the first Day of Prayer on September 6, 2001 and on September 11, 2001 the entire nation was changed because of the attack on America,” Perry said. “After the attack, the President of the United States was calling everyone to come together and pray. Everywhere you went, people were praying on television, radios, people were taking time out to pray for the innocent people that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Even the Chambers County Probate Judge, at that time Judge John Crowder, called everyone to come to the west side of the courthouse and pray. I thank God for the people of Chambers County because we had already come together praying on September 6, 2001 before the attack happened on America.

“As you look at the news and what is happening in and around Chambers County, It is time to pray more than ever before.”

The Day of Prayer will take place on the east side of the Chambers County Courthouse, off of courthouse property. It will begin at 6 pm and the entire community is invited.

The event will also include a prayer covering all of the local children before they go back to school, and organizers will be giving away free school supplies at the end of the program. Your child must be present to receive the school supplies.

“If you are not able to come out and pray with us, please pray wherever you are during that time,” Perry added.