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Salisbury Participates in National Day of Prayer

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SALISBURY, Md.- Every year since 1952, on this, the first Thursday of May, the United States has observed the National Day of Prayer. President Harry Truman first signed it into law, and every president since has signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to take time to pray on this day. Hundreds took up the call Thursday morning in Salisbury.

“The importance of this day, to me, is to be able to come out as a community and to come together with leaders, with friends, with other believers and just share our faith and share our beliefs in a community setting,” said Susan Peacock.

It was a gathering of the faithful inside the walls of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, for the annual prayer breakfast.

“We're still in a country, we're thankful, in America, where we can worship, where we have freedom, and acknowledge who's in control,” remarked Edward Lee. “It has no bearing in terms of whether you're Protestant, Catholic or a Jew. It has only one bearing and one significance, the National Day of Prayer. There's but one God. One God. That's what we're here for.”

“Just keeps us focused on, in this world of trouble and turmoil, just keeps us focused on being the best people we can,” added Darron Whitehead.

They were among the roughly 450 people who were unified for a purpose Thursday.

“To come and worship God as a community, and also to show how much prayer really means to the community and to the nation,” said Grace Franks.

A prayer breakfast was also held at St. Matthews By-The-Sea in Fenwick Island. At noon, people gathered on the steps of City Hall in Ocean City, and also South Bethany's town hall, to come together in prayer along with the rest of the nation.
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