Observing the National Day of Prayer

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Cities all across America observed a national day of prayer on Thursday, May 2. This year’s theme was “Love One Another.”

The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”

Locally, voices united in prayer from South-Sebastian County, to Northern Scott County throughout the noon hour. In the Mansfield area, residents met at the gazebo. In Waldron, everyone gathered around the flag at the Old Scott County Courthouse. Sebastian County residents gathered at the court house in Fort Smith.

“We came to pray,” said Fellowship Baptist Church pastor Gary Martin. “…It is a privilege to be able to pray.”

In Waldron, Task Force Event Coordinator, Betty Overturf, and local musician Roger Sparks performed “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”. Later, Overturf also sang the National Anthem. After hearing from a few speakers, the program concluded with local musician and songwriter Greg Shivley performing. His performance included an original song written for the event.

The unifying prayer was one for our leaders, elected officials, military, our children and our churches.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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