National Day of Prayer Observed

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Meridian, Miss.
City leaders, pastors and residents gathered at Meridian City Hall Thursday to observe National Day of Prayer.

The ceremony was highlighted by speakers and music. Local pastors led prayers for our local leaders, churches, youth, and media.

Meridian coordinator for National Day of Prayer, Dorothy Lloyd, says it's a privilege to pray.

"Everybody doesn't have that privilege to pray. The Bible tells us that we are to pray one for another, and when we pray for one another, God will hear our prayer, and He will answer our prayer," said Lloyd.

Lloyd says Meridian City Councilwoman Barbara Henson initiated the city's observance of National Day of Prayer 24 years ago, City leaders have joined others to pray on this occasion ever since.