National Day of Prayer is returning to the grounds of the historic Jacinto Courthouse this Thursday.
Set for 10 a.m. Thursday on the west side of the courthouse, the event will bring people together pray for the community and nation.
New Jacinto Foundation Executive Director Charlette Bain Foster said they’re excited to bring the commemoration back to the courthouse.
“It’s so special to me and dear to my heart out there,” said Foster.
The idea began through a Facebook post when someone asked if they could do it again there where it had been done in the past. She thought it was a great idea and with the help of pastors Bro. James Voyles and Bro. Raybon Richardson an event was organized.
Foster said they are going to have several pastors praying as well as an opportunity for anyone attending to pray publicly. There will also be singing.
“Whether we have 20 or 200, we just want to pray together,” said Foster.
She wants the event to be a very personal gathering for people to come together to pray for the betterment of the nation.
Jacinto’s event is one of three happening in Alcorn County on Thursday.
The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Lord, pour out your love, life and liberty.”
The traditional program at the Alcorn County Courthouse Square will return this year after being cancelled last May due to the pandemic.
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer walk continuing until 11:30 a.m. Organizer Janet Orman said there will be seven prayer stations set up around the courthouse square where groups can move from one station to another to pray for the seven key focuses of the Day of Prayer – government, military, media, business, education, church and family.
The program begins at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 12:30 p.m. with ministers from churches throughout the community leading prayers for these issues and the community. There will also be live musical performances.
A separately organized event is set for the evening on the National Day of Prayer. Set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crossroads Regional Park (Corinth city park), the program will include prayers for the nation and lots of live worship music said co-organizer Rickey Pope who is organizing the event with Deeanna Dildy.
Pope said they want to offer an event where people can come together in the spirit of Christ for praise, worship and prayer for the country and community.
The program will include music from Church of the Crossroads, Vertical Church, Amy Holland, Brent Malone, The Jones Band and Nashville recording artist Chelsea Rhodes.