The Annual National Day of Prayer Service was held yesterday morning at the Knox Community Center. Sponsored by the City of Knox, and Love Inc., over 200 people attended and heard an address by Pastor James Adcock of the Bible Baptist Church.
“The World Day of Prayer is a day of reflection of where our nation is, was and where it’s going,” said Pastor Adcock. “Everything in our nation has come as a result of prayer, from George Washington to our current President, Barack Obama. Everything happens as a result of prayer and I think this is the day we reflect on that.”
In his address, Pastor Adcock focused on how prayer lifts us up in good times and bad. He specifically mentioned how the nation was uplifted by prayer after September 11th, 2001, through death and other difficult times.
“I think that’s true in life. Death makes us reflect on what should have been. 9-11, occurred ten years ago and it should have never happened, but yet the tragedy has brought us to our knees. Columbine High School had the same result. It is a tragedy that causes us to fall on our knees. If we were a people of prayer, I’m going to say that it wouldn’t have happened, but maybe our outlook would be different today if it wasn’t for these tragedies drawing us to our knees.”
The National Day of Prayer observance is held on the first Thursday in May. It is designated by Congress when people are asked to turn to God in Prayer. Yesterday was the 60th observance of the event.