National Day Of Prayer

The crowd gathered in front of Ste. Genevieve City Hall just after noon last Thursday for a “Meet at City Hall” prayer time, part of the National Day of Prayer, listened as local attorney Robert Huelskamp was praying. He was one of about half dozen individuals to lead the prayers. (Photo by MARK EVANS/Herald staff)

An annual tradition continued last Thursday, when about a dozen people gathered in front of Ste. Genevieve City Hall for a “Meet at City Hall” prayer time as part of National Day of Prayer.

For the second year in a row, it rained on the event, probably keeping the crowd size down.

“We’ve been doing it probably for 20 years now,” local chairman Kenny Williams told the crowd. “Usually our crowds are a lot larger, if it’s not raining. The last couple of years we’ve been dealing with rain, but that’s not going to hinder us; we’re going to show our faith is strong enough to come out, no matter what the elements are.”

The Ste. Genevieve American Family Association and Citizens For Life led the local effort.

This year’s theme was “Pray for America to Love One Another.” It is based on John 13:34, “Love one another, just as I have loved you.”

See complete story in the May 8 edition of the Herald.