The National Day of Prayer is commemorated annually on the first Thursday in May, with the first federal call dating back to 1775 . A city-wide downtown gathering is co-sponsored by the Operation Andrew Group and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, strong community partners since 2003.
Prayer groups are formed around the city engaging ministries, churches, and organizations partner together for Christ across denominational, gender, cultural, ethnic, and generational lines.
The Operation Andrew Group and the YMCA work together to invite Nashville leadership from the State of Tennessee, Nashville Mayor and community leaders from across Davidson County to a open the public prayer gathering. The singing of The Star Spangled Banner, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance lead into a corporate prayer time. A commitment to grow the awareness of prayer by expanding into city zones of North, South, East and West is making an impact. Encouraging direct connections among neighbors and co-workers unifies, increases good and strengthens our city for the work ahead. (Neh 2:18)
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Fitzpenn Photography, Nelsonwerks