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In honor of the National Day of Prayer, the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance is hosting a 12 hour prayer vigil at the Sweetwater Prayer Center at 1418 Hailey Street.Â The community is invited to join in the prayer vigil any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, as many unite in prayer for the nation and the community.Â Prayer stations will be set up following the 7X7 prayer model providing opportunities to pray for government, education, church, family, media, business, and military.Â
2011 marks the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.Â This yearâ€™s theme is â€śA Mighty Fortress is Our God.â€ťÂ You can discover more about the National Day of Prayer at www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
In Sweetwater, this year marks the 7th anniversary of the Ministerial Alliance hosting a National Day of Prayer event.Â The Alliance began by hosting a Prayer Breakfast at TSTC in 2005 and 2006.Â The leaders of the National Day of Prayer committee for the Ministerial Alliance decided to transition the format to provide an event that allowed the community to join together as participants in prayer.Â In 2007, the first prayer vigil was scheduled to be held at the Nolan County Courthouse with prayer stations available on the Courthouse lawn.Â Due to uncooperative weather, that event was moved to the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church and repeated there in 2008.Â The Alliance is excited to be able to host the Prayer Vigil at The Sweetwater Prayer Center for the third year in a row.Â The Prayer Center is a ministry of Emmanuel Fellowship Church and is a place of prayer available twenty four hours a day to all members of the community.Â Typically, access to the Prayer Center is available through a keyless entry code.Â The entry code will not be necessary for the National Day of Prayer.