Faithful Followers Gather For National Day Of Prayer

5:12 PM, May 6, 2010   |    comments
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High Point, NC--No church, priests or preachers.

"In your eyes we work to glorify you, and our position doesn't really matter."

Just average citizens, gathered together for a common purpose.

"Sometimes Sunday can be the most segregated day of the week because everyone's in their own church," says event organizer, Jon Koch. "And that gives the community a chance to come together as one, and join their hearts and souls together to the Lord."

In High Point, the National Day of Prayer brought out people of every age, race and religion, giving people a chance to pray together for our country.

"With the financial crisis and with everything going on in our nation, we just felt the need for prayer for our community and for our nation as well," says attendee Philip Black.

Weighing on some people's minds, a federal judge's ruling, calling the National Prayer Day unconstitional.

"I'm ready to fight and keep that from happening," says Gloria Bellamy. "I owe that to my Lord Savior Jesus Christ."

But the ruling didn't diminish the enthusiasm of these faithful followers.

"I feel very proud to be an American and be able to come pray like we did," says Elizabeth Brown.

People in Greensboro, Asheboro and Burlington also held prayer gatherings.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is leading the fight against the national day of prayer, calling it unconstitutional.

Annie Laurie Gaylor with the Freedom From Religion Foundation said quote, "It is such a profound violation of conscience for congress to direct our president to tell all citizens to pray, and that they in fact must set aside an entire day for prayer once a year."

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