The Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox was filled with eager community members to help pray for our nation during today’s National Day of Prayer.
This year’s theme is “Pray for America”. It’s about coming together as a nation to better ourselves and make America the best place to be. Eagle Creek Community Church Pastor Ed Hasnerl gave a message of hope and urged neighbors to lift each other up in prayer.
“Of course we need to pray for America, but before our prayers can be effective as they can be we need to examine ourselves, our lives, repent, and then God will hear our prayers and He will heal our nation,” stated Hasnerl.
Knox Mayor Rick Chambers and the City of Knox hosted the Starke County Prayer breakfast and added that’s it’s important to be unified in prayer.
“The community needs to just get together and discuss these situations and it’s good to see everybody come together in prayer,” said Rick Chambers.
Today’s Master of Ceremonies was Knox City Court Judge Charles Hasnerl and several area pastors offered prayer for our nation.
The breakfast and message concluded with an emphatic group rendition of “God Bless America” with Rich Wallen accompanying those gathered.
The breakfast was catered by Christo’s Restaurant. The nation’s colors were presented by members of the Knox VFW Post #748.