National Day of Prayer 2006 - Lakeland, FL

National Day of Prayer Event -
"Reflections of Prayer"
- a first of many?

Reflections of Prayer - a gathering of congregations, ministers, faith-based organizations, choirs, musicians and families for worship and prayer to Almighty God - was the first of many more to come. "We experienced a taste of love and unity among Christians - honoring God, repenting and asking God's will to be done."

This National Day of Prayer event was free and open to the public. A sound clip from President George W. Bush was followed by proclamations from the White House and Governor Jeb Bush. The Color Guard was provided by the U.S. Army National Guard from Orlando, Florida. Susan Holmes sang the National Anthem. Sheriff's Office Head Chaplain Marvin Pittman led a distinguished group of Pastors and Ministers offering prayers and intercessions.

The prayerful evening was a tapestry of prayers, praise and worship from various traditions and cultures. Vertical praise and worship featured Rev. Grace Warnock, Eric Croft of Lighthouse Ministries, the India Pentecostal Church praise team, Nick Canuso of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the choir of Word Alive Ministries, Inc.

The event was set at the Lake Mirror amphitheater located between Hollis Gardens and the Lake Mirror Center.

This prayer event was promoted by Rev. Dcn. Wade Fahnestock of Blue Kirk Mission - a Franciscan Missionary Society. Two local congregations officially sponsored the gathering: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Downtown Lakeland - and St. Thomas More Old Catholic Mission - South Lakeland.

Planning for next year? Yes. The date is the first Thursday in May (May 3, 2007). If you are interested in singing unto the Lord, leading praise and prayer, or would like to participate, sponsor or support this event, please contact Rev. Wade Fahnestock at 863-683-4269 or email [email protected]


National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 3, 2007



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