Alton, Mo. – Matthew 18:20 says “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” The National Day of Prayer was Thursday, May 6, 2021. Alton held their observance at the Alton Assembly of God Church at 7:00 pm. Many people came to pray for the country.
How Many Came
Around three dozen people came to pray for the government, church, and the nation.
To start off the observance, the people said the pledge of allegiance to the American and Christian flag and the the pledge of allegiance to the Bible. After that, the group sang “Power In The Blood.”
After the pledges and song, Rev. Charles Trantham gave a short speech. Mr. Trantham said during his speech,
All we want to do is pray… we don’t turn from our wicked ways, God won’t hear.
Nearing the middle of his speech, he also said,
I know we should be praying for the nation, but I think we should be praying for the church… the body of Christ.
He also read the national proclamation from the President designating this as a day of prayer, although not once mentioning God. After Charles Trantham was done, Brother Wayne Adrian, the pastor of Smyrna and Norman churches, said the prayer and a little talk. During his talk, he said the following:
What was wrong in the Bible days is still wrong today.
After Bro. Wayne Adrian said the prayer, the attendants sang “God Bless The U.S.A.”
Once the prayer was done, everyone went downstairs to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, baked beans, potato salad, chips, and sweet tea or water.
While May 6 is the National Day of Prayer, that does not mean we can only pray on that day- we can pray every day.