National Day of Prayer service held


From right, the Revs. Jim Davis, Donnell Smith, Steve Epperson and Kenny McCoy lead the congregation in singing 'To God Be the Glory' at the National Day of Prayer service on Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Havelock.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:03 AM.

Residents and pastors of Havelock area churches came together Thursday night to pray for the nation and community.

The Havelock-Cherry Point Ministerial Association held its National Day of Prayer service at First United Methodist Church in Havelock.

“We are here to pray for our nation,” said the Rev. Kenny McCoy of Lighthouse Assembly of God. “Scripture tells us to pray for our leaders who have authority over us, and that’s what we’re doing.”

In his prayer for the nation, McCoy specifically asked for God’s guidance on leaders such as President Barack Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory.

“We ask that the blessing of the Lord will be on them, and it will pour down to us,” he said.

The Rev. Steve Epperson, of Cherry Point Baptist Church, gave God thanks for the state in which we live.

“We have a great state, and we thank you for its beauty and natural resources,” he said. “We have great hospitals and schools. … For all of these things, we give you thanks.”

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