Auburn observes Day of Prayer

By: Stephanie Breitbart, Journal Staff Writer
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Dozens gathered at the Downtown Auburn clocktower Thursday to observe the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer. Pastor Mark Hall led the group in prayer and singing, while eighth-graders Andrew Malishuck and Peter Thomassason, of Calvary Chapel Christian School, read scriptures from the Bible. Principal Gail Selby said it was important for the students to be present at the Day of Prayer. “We want to support our nation.” Selby said. “Pray for our nation and pray for our city. Kent Morris, a member of The First Baptist Church, who attended the National Day of Prayer for the first time, also expressed the importance of gathering together as a community to pray. “If I am really expecting God to do something in America, I better show up.” Morris said, “Sometimes we expect God to do something but we don’t ask. He wants us to ask.” — Stephanie Breitbart