Services planned for Thursday’s national day of prayer


Two community interdenominational prayer services are set for May 4, “National Day of Prayer” in Radford, seeking involvement of all citizens in prayerful support of our local, state and nation’s leaders in all fields of endeavor.

The first service is at noon, at the Bisset Park gazebo flag pole. It is to be a group led activity.

The second is at 7 pm at Central United Methodist Church, corner of 8th and Wadsworth streets, with project chair Judith Dodson as leader.

An invitation is open to all who wish to be directly involved in “lifting up our leaders in supportive prayer,” Dodson said. Letters of such support, by way of the two prayer events, are being sent to all area leaders in the fields of government, military, media, business, education, religion and family. Both services will ask participants to specifically pray for each of the areas of leadership, and for those involved in that leadership.

These leaders are also being invited, as their schedules allow, to join in the events here in Radford.

The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and “to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture”, according to the task force.

The sponsoring committee represents members of Central United Methodist Church.

— Submitted by Bob Thomas