Community members, city leaders observe National Day of Prayer

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — It’s National Day of Prayer across the country.

Thursday, top state and local leaders came together as one to pray for the issues that plague the Metro area and the Magnolia state.

For a moment in the Capital City, the divisive lines of race dissolved, political views put aside, and heads were bowed as prayers were said.

At Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson city leaders prayed for families, education, government leaders, military and all those who serve.

“We ask for your protection for these brave individuals who put their lives on the line day in and day out,” Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said.

“Without God’s help and guidance in this country, this city alone we are not going to make it,” Denise Mitchell said.

Dozens gathered at the steps of the Capitol, which usually is the grounds for rallies and debates, however, Thursday, there were words of encouragement.

Many said it was about coming together as one.



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