Press release from National Day of Prayer:
66th Annual National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
City County Plaza Downtown Asheville
ASHEVILLE, NC (April 27, 2017) – For a remarkable 66th consecutive year, the National Day of Prayer will be celebrated around the country as people from all nationalities, colors and ages gather together to join in prayer for our nation and our land. On Thursday, May 4th, Buncombe County will host a National Day of Prayer service from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the City-County Plaza, located in front of the courthouse, in observance of this national recognition.
Key participants in this year’s National Day of Prayer service include Michael Woods, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, Joe Belcher, Buncombe County Commissioner, Jack Van Duncan, Buncombe County Sheriff, Robby Russell, PNC Bank, Jim Dykes, North Asheville Baptist Church, Michael Lamb, Asheville Police Department, Jim Kirkland Executive Director of 106.9 The Light and Randy Shepherd and Jamie Johnson with Crossfire Ministries.
The National Day of Prayer Task Force is an organization whose mission is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture of our world today. The theme of the National Day of Prayer this 66th year is “For Your Great Name’s Sake. Hear Us, Forgive Us, Heal Us,” stemming from Daniel 9:19 which states, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake. O My God….”