Local church celebrates National Day of Prayer

Local Life Center Church will host a National Day of Prayer event. Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. people will gather at Life Center Church on Government Way in Spokane to pray. They will pray for the church, the community and the nation.

Jackye Peacock, program coordinator of Academic Affairs at Whitworth, is setting up the day of prayer. This is her third year coordinating the event at LifeCenter.

“I’ll just be there launching it and introducing the speakers,” Peacock said.

The event will start with Life Center’s Prayer Pastor Noll Campbell introducing the event and explaining the prayer vision.

“Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, see the unseen and hear the inaudible,” Peacock said, explaining Campbell’s prayer vision.

“Our God is so big, we often put Him in a box” she said.

Started in 1952 the National Day of Prayer was implemented through a joint resolution of Congress under President Harry S. Truman, however the day was not observed until 1983. In 1988, the official date of observation was moved to the first Thursday in May. This year the National Day of Prayer falls on May 5.

“It is really exciting to see people gather around one purpose,” Peacock said.

Peacock noticed that the typical attender is older and likely retired. She would like to include a younger audience as well, people such as Whitworth students.

“I would like to mix it up a bit,” Peacock said.

Peacock hopes that the group will grow. her dream is to have the group holding hands and stretching around the perimeter of the church.

If you would like to participant the group will be meeting to pray at Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.

By Caitlyn Starkey

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