Community members from across Wayne County will come together on Thursday May 4 at 7PM for the National Day of Prayer. The program will take place at the Wayne County Community Center in Bicknell, Utah. Everyone is welcome to participate in this community-wide event.

Although this will be the first time that Wayne County will be participating, this is the 66th national observance. A joint resolution by President Harry S. Truman and the US Congress established this event that calls upon people of all faiths to come together for prayer and meditation.

The program will be organized around the themes of country, community, families, gratitude, and reflection.

Music will be provided by “Rough Around the Edges, The Barbershop Belles, Phillip Winters, Adrian Rugger, Wayne High School Choir (Joni Taft, Director), Wayne Stake Choir (Phillip Winters, Director; Monte Laing, Conductor), Lynsey Shelar, and Becky Pace.

Speakers and readers will include Duke Alvey, LDS Stake Presidency, Donald Coombs, Linda Ward, Newell Harward, Paul Pace, Don Gomes, Pastor David Schuh, Julia Sati, Paula Pace, Jim Adams, Rod Frazier, Margaret Smith, Gil Hallows, and Bishop Kendall Nelson.

This event is an opportunity for neighbors and friends to come together in prayer.

Event organizers included the Interfaith Council, Grace Christian Church, St. Anthony of the Desert Catholic Parish, Two Arrows Zen Meditation Center, and Torrey LDS Church. Also, thanks to the Entrada Institute. – Annette Lamb, The Entrada Institute