BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Volunteers and local church representatives are coming together for Beckley’s National Day of Prayer 2023 on Thursday, May 4, at the Word Park gazebo.
Church representatives, readers, and singers are scheduled approximately every 15 minutes between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. During the 15-minute time spots, participants read Bible scriptures, and they may offer a prayer, and/or an optional song (a portable sound system will be set up at the gazebo).
Hebrews’ food/drink truck will set up near the gazebo from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm offering food and drinks for sale. Residents and employees working nearby are welcome to stop by the park for lunch and fellowship during the event.
Last year, 26 churches attended to participate. The organizers are expecting more than 40 participants this year. Beckley’s Day of Prayer event was started by Sherrie Hunter in 2011 and has been coordinated by her along with a few other volunteers every year since (except 2020 and 2021 due to Covid).