PRAYERS OF RESTORATION: County observes National Day of Prayer

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday marked the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer, and events were scheduled for participation throughout the day.Events began as early as 7 a.m., with a breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church for local church leaders and government officials. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to start the day.“I say this every year, but if our nation ever needed prayer—it’s now,” said Pastor Steve Johnson of Oak Grove Church of God.Johnson said he was thankful that both religious and government leaders could meet peacefully in the same room for a common cause.Those present prayed for community leaders, offering their encouragement and support.At noon, the community’s pastors met with residents to pray at the Whitley County Courthouse gazebo. Wisdom and discernment were requested on behalf of those in leadership. Prayers were offered for restoration in families and the nation. To read the rest of this story, see the May 3 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.