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National Day of Prayer service planned downtown Thursday

The family will be one of seven categories of leaders who will be prayed for during the local National Day of Prayer service at noon Thursday in Meeting Rooms B and C at the downtown Allen County Public Library. (News-Sentinel file photo)
The family will be one of seven categories of leaders who will be prayed for during the local National Day of Prayer service at noon Thursday in Meeting Rooms B and C at the downtown Allen County Public Library. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Marty Pastura, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, prepares to lead prayer for the family during the local National Day of Prayer service Thursday, which was held for the first time in the downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.  
About 150 people attended the service in Meeting Rooms A and B. The service included general prayer, singing, a Scripture reading in various languages and prayer for specific groups of people, ranging from government leaders, clergy and the family to educators and students, media and emergency personnel.
Marty Pastura, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, prepares to lead prayer for the family during the local National Day of Prayer service Thursday, which was held for the first time in the downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. About 150 people attended the service in Meeting Rooms A and B. The service included general prayer, singing, a Scripture reading in various languages and prayer for specific groups of people, ranging from government leaders, clergy and the family to educators and students, media and emergency personnel.

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Day of Prayer

WHAT: The local observance of National Day of Prayer.

WHEN: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Meeting Rooms B and C, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

COST: Free

INFORMATION: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org
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Monday, May 02, 2016 09:05 pm
Local Christian leaders will gather for a National Day of Prayer observance at noon Thursday in Meeting Rooms B and C at the downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. "It's an opportunity to pray for our leaders, pray for our nation," said the Rev. Peter Janzen, chairman of the Allen County National Day of Prayer committee. The committee is collaborating with Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County on the event.

The theme nationally this year is "Wake up, America," said Janzen, a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital. It is built upon the passage from the Bible's book of Isaiah, Chapter 58, Verse 1: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet."

The praise and prayer service will last one hour and include a proclamation by Mayor Tom Henry and brief prayers by representatives of seven leadership categories: family; church and clergy; education and educators; government leaders, attorneys and judges; first responders, including the military, police, fire department and emergency medical personnel; business; and media.

"Certainly, after the service, people are welcome to stay and pray together if they like," Janzen said.

The event intentionally is not held at a church, Janzen said, to avoid tying it to any one denomination.

More Information

Day of Prayer

WHAT: The local observance of National Day of Prayer.

WHEN: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Meeting Rooms B and C, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

COST: Free

INFORMATION: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org

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