National Day of Prayer focus on officials, candidates
by Jason Lowrey
May 04, 2012 | 2045 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hundreds turned out Thursday for the National Day of Prayer event in Cartersville, including Maxine Lee, from left, Gary Shaughnessy, Jane Shaughnessy and Ivy Mitchell, all from The Church at Liberty Square. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
Hundreds turned out Thursday for the National Day of Prayer event in Cartersville, including Maxine Lee, from left, Gary Shaughnessy, Jane Shaughnessy and Ivy Mitchell, all from The Church at Liberty Square. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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More than 100 ministers, pastors and reverends gathered at the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center in Cartersville to pray for national and local political leaders as part of the National Day of Prayer. At noon, the religious leaders marched in formation from the old First Baptist Church while singing "Amazing Grace" and were greeted by local leaders such as County Commissioner Clarence Brown and Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini.

Pastor Joe E. Edwards, chairman of the event's local steering committee, gave a welcome to the local leaders and gathered crowd.

"The National Day of Prayer is not just an event, it is a symbol, it is a statement that a nation that forgets God will not go the way in which that nation could go and its people be blessed," Edwards said.

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