MORRISTOWN – A crowd of about 100 – including dozens of members of the Market Street Mission, religious leaders, and passersby - stood at the center of the Green at noon Thursday to join the nation in prayer.
National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, created in 1952 and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The Market Street Mission - which helps the poor and needy overcome homelessness and addictions – has led the community in prayer on the day for at least the past 27 years that Executive Director David Scott has been involved in the organization.
“We want to honor the nation before our Lord,” Scott said. “To pray for everyone and every part of our life, from the President on down.”
Program director Tom Giglio led the hour-long service, which he said sought to deliver focused prayer to the nation.
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