National Day of Prayer includes many denominations

Published May 6, 2017 at 4:00pm

Nearly 50 including pastors and parishioners from various denominations came together and participated in the National Day of Prayer observance.

The breakfast was Thursday morning at the Delta Lake Bible Conference Center, 8912 Turin Road.

The Rome Clergy Association sponsored the local event.

The Rev. Dave Linn, district superintendent of the Northeast District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, was the main speaker.

The Rev. Rich Smith, Clergy Association president, presided.

Remarks were made by:

  • Steve Clark, the conference center director, on “Hear us.”
  • Past Bryce Baldwin, Rome Alliance Church, on “Forgive us.”
  • The Rev. Dr. Tom Hast, Bartlett and Oneida Baptist churches, “Heal us” and
  • The Rev. Cedric Broughton, First Baptist Church, “Act.”

Pastor Kris Mays, worship leader at Rome Alliance, led the music.

The theme is “For Your Great Name’s Sake.” Based upon Daniel 9:19, it emphasizes our need as a nation, to cry out to God, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act!” organizers said.