Meridianites gathered today to join in prayer for the city and country. May 5 is the National Day of Prayer.
The theme of this year's day of prayer is "God Shed His Grace on Thee."
People from all walks of life gathered at the courthouse to join one another in prayer and petition.
"It's a chance for us to get together and pray and sing and have a good time praising God," said Bill Hodge.
The National Day of Prayer is held every year on the first Thursday in May.