Rock County Christian School invites the Stateline community to join us as we commemorate the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. The event will feature prayers from our student body, music from our worship band, recognition of local leaders and a short message from Pastor Chris Eldridge of Cornerstone Church. Our service is set for 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday May 4 at the gazebo in the Horace White Park. In case of rain, the service will take place in the Rock County Christian School gymnasium, 916 Bushnell St.
Our theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”.
According to event organizer Kevin Thompson, “We look forward to this event each year as a chance to show our community that we care. Prayer, to us, is not merely an expression of hope and goodwill but a petition to God that brings about real results. As we struggle through times of uncertainty we can think of no greater endeavor than to gather together as believers and call upon the name of the Lord. Our desire is to see God bless our community with the peace of His presence. This is not a political event but a chance for we as Christians to honor Jesus and love our neighbor.”
The National Day of Prayer was first established in 1952 by a joint declaration of Congress and then signed by President Dwight Eisenhower. President Reagan officially designated the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer in 1988. The National Day of Prayer Task Force states, “Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.”