Saturday Is National Day Of Prayer-Will You Join?

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The National Day of Prayer was undermined back in May due to COVID-19 and its many restrictions. As time moves on, however, people are realizing a need for prayer for this nation and on an individual basis. Saturday, September 26, 2020, is set aside for prayer.

Details Of The Event

Franklin Graham is calling for a prayer march around the nation’s Capital. On September 26 participants will march a pre-set route between 12 pm and 2 pm. This walk begins at the Lincoln Memorial and continues for 1.8 miles. This all takes place in Washington, DC.  Graham, who is the son of Bible evangelist Billy Graham, said:

America is in trouble. Our communities are hurting, our people are divided, and there’s fear and uncertainty all around us. Let’s join together and do the most important thing: pray!

Graham is the person heading up the prayer march. [1] This will be live telecast.

What’s Happening Locally?

Alton, Mo. – Local residents want to gather together to pray. In Alton, on Saturday local residents are encouraged to gather at the Oregon County Courthouse to pray. A prayer service will take place on the south lawn at 9:00 a.m.

Thayer, Mo. – Meanwhile, in Thayer, Missouri the National Day of Prayer is bringing citizens together at the Rodeo Arena in Thayer. This begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. Everyone is welcome to attend to pray for unity in our country, state, and the local area. This is hosted by the Ministerial Alliance. For additional information, one can call Jackie Brown at 417-280-1263 or Jared Russel at 870-273-3951.

For those heading north, Jefferson City is hosting a prayer walk. Participants there meet at the neighboring Truman Building at 10:45 am. For those planning ahead,  next week on Saturday, October 3, 2020, the State Capitol will open for prayer. Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., various speakers are lined up to prayerfully focus on 2 Chronicles 7:14. [2] The prayer walk inside the building begins at 10:00 a.m. and the main event starts at 11:00 a.m. Please plan early for parking and security checks.

Meanwhile, those heading east can attend the Branson prayer march which will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

This seems to be the desire among Americans to seek God for help in all of the uncertainty.



  1. ^Prayer March 2020 with Franklin Graham.” Prayer March 2020, 23 Sept. 2020. (go back↩)
  2. ^Missouri PrayerFest 2020.” Eventbrite, 23 Sept. 2020. (go back↩)

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