Coming together in Prayer


Unity the theme for 2018 National Day of Prayer

Preschool students from Little Lamb Preschool lead the pledges to the Christian Flag and Bible during the National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County, as well as singing songs for those in attendance.

Preschool students from Little Lamb Preschool lead the pledges to the Christian Flag and Bible during the National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County, as well as singing songs for those in attendance.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

Pastor Brenda Barnhart welcomed those in attendance for the event and lead the crowd in prayer.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

Fleming S. Young, Jr., 99, a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army, prayed for the military at Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer in Point Pleasant.


Beth Sergent | OVP

National Day of Prayer was observed in Gallia County at the Gallia Courthorse at noon with area congregations joining in prayer and song.


Dean Wright | OVP

Students from Mid Valley Christian School in Middleport were among the participants in Thursday’s National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

The Eastern Local Bell Choir performed as part of the event in Pomeroy.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

Former Sheriff Bob Beegle prayed for law enforcement during Thursday’s event at the Meigs County Courthouse.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

Local student Jacob Roblero sang during the event in Pomeroy.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

Drew Webster Post 39 of the American Legion presented the colors to open the ceremony.


Sarah Hawley | OVP

OHIO VALLEY — Around the Ohio Valley and across the nation, Thursday was observed as a National Day of Prayer.

The theme for the 2018 event was “Pray for America — Unity” based on the verse in Ephesians 4:3 which states “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Pastor Brenda Barnhart, who is a key organizer of the events in Meigs County, welcomed the dozens of all ages in attendance for the event held at the Meigs County Courthouse. Barnhart spoke of the theme of unity and the need for the nation to be united as one in prayer.

Individuals from all walks of life took turns praying for the nation, state, county, office holders, government employees, law enforcement, first responders, recovering addicts and the addicted, schools and veterans among others.

Commissioner Tim Ihle read a proclamation from the commissioners recognizing May 3 as a day of prayer in Meigs County.

Gladys Cumings, one of the original National Day of Prayer organizers in the county, read the prayer authored by the President of National Day of Prayer Ronnie Floyd.

Musical presentations were made by students from Mid Valley Christian School and Little Lamb Preschool, the Eastern Bell Choir, Dana Johnson, Vicki Griffin Pullins and Jacob Roblero.

Students from Little Lamb Preschool led the pledges to the Christian Flag and the Bible, while American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 presented the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.

At the end of the ceremony students released balloons as a symbol of giving praise to God.

Additional events held throughout the week in observance of National Day of Prayer included a prayer breakfast at Trinity Church, circling the courthouse for prayer, and prayer signs located along the village walking paths.

Preschool students from Little Lamb Preschool lead the pledges to the Christian Flag and Bible during the National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County, as well as singing songs for those in attendance.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-2-Little-Lamb20185322747122.jpgPreschool students from Little Lamb Preschool lead the pledges to the Christian Flag and Bible during the National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County, as well as singing songs for those in attendance. Sarah Hawley | OVP

Pastor Brenda Barnhart welcomed those in attendance for the event and lead the crowd in prayer.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-3-Brenda-Barnhart2018532275056.jpgPastor Brenda Barnhart welcomed those in attendance for the event and lead the crowd in prayer. Sarah Hawley | OVP

Fleming S. Young, Jr., 99, a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army, prayed for the military at Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer in Point Pleasant.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-4-Mason20185322751836.jpgFleming S. Young, Jr., 99, a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army, prayed for the military at Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer in Point Pleasant. Beth Sergent | OVP

National Day of Prayer was observed in Gallia County at the Gallia Courthorse at noon with area congregations joining in prayer and song.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-5-Gallia20185322753786.jpgNational Day of Prayer was observed in Gallia County at the Gallia Courthorse at noon with area congregations joining in prayer and song. Dean Wright | OVP

Students from Mid Valley Christian School in Middleport were among the participants in Thursday’s National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-6-Mid-Valley20185322758970.jpgStudents from Mid Valley Christian School in Middleport were among the participants in Thursday’s National Day of Prayer event in Meigs County. Sarah Hawley | OVP

The Eastern Local Bell Choir performed as part of the event in Pomeroy.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-7-Eastern2018532281114.jpgThe Eastern Local Bell Choir performed as part of the event in Pomeroy. Sarah Hawley | OVP

Former Sheriff Bob Beegle prayed for law enforcement during Thursday’s event at the Meigs County Courthouse.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-8-Beegle2018532283818.jpgFormer Sheriff Bob Beegle prayed for law enforcement during Thursday’s event at the Meigs County Courthouse. Sarah Hawley | OVP

Local student Jacob Roblero sang during the event in Pomeroy.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-9-Jacob2018532285246.jpgLocal student Jacob Roblero sang during the event in Pomeroy. Sarah Hawley | OVP

Drew Webster Post 39 of the American Legion presented the colors to open the ceremony.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/05/web1_5.6-Prayer-10-Legion2018532286786.jpgDrew Webster Post 39 of the American Legion presented the colors to open the ceremony. Sarah Hawley | OVP
Unity the theme for 2018 National Day of Prayer

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