Residents in St. Clair County and across the country participated in the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer Thursday.
“With the recent national tragedies, it is good to have time to come together as a community and invoke the name of God,” said Pastor Donald Gover, president of the Pell City Ministerial Association.
The Ministerial Association led those gathered at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City in prayer.
“The name of God is powerful,” Gover said. “I pray for God to bless all that we are here.”
Gover said he is thankful for the day of prayer, thankful that people can gather together publicly and express their religious freedom.
“It was a successful gathering of our community of faith for a time of prayer,” he said. “We had a smaller crowd than usual — but what a great impact on our city. We offer prayer to our God for our city.”
Gover said this year’s theme, “Our God is a Mighty Fortress,” comes from Psalm 91:2.
“The victims of the storm are on all of our hearts, as well as many of the other concerns for our city, state, nation and world,” he said. “What an honor to be able to pray as a community for the various needs that we all face.”