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National Day of Prayer

Hand in hand, people of different denominations came together for one purpose, the National Day of Prayer.
DIAMOND, MO.--- Community members gather in Diamond for the National Day of Prayer. Hand in hand, people of different denominations came together for one purpose, the National Day of Prayer.

"Events small like this and large events are happening all across our country," said Ron Crow, First Baptist Church Senior Pastor. 

Community members gathered near a flagpole across from the Diamond Post Office to recognize the day. 

"It was started so believers all around the country could have an opportunity to gather together to pray as a body of believers, as a community, for our country but also prayer for God's intervention," said Mike Whorlow, Diamond Christian Church Senior Minister. 

The gathering was led by First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Ron Crow and Diamond Christian Church Senior Minister Mike Whorlow.

"Most of what we prayed for today was in regard to our country and the condition and direction our country is going," said Crow. 

The gatherers also prayed for local leaders, law enforcement, and those affected by recent storms. Whorlow says standing by the flagpole was also symbolic of their mission.

"To have that be kind of a rallying point, to have that be kind of a place where we can gather as a community, to know that we are not doing this just in the church but that God is a part of our life in the community as well," said Whorlow. 

Crow says this was one of the best turn-outs for the National Day of Prayer in their community.

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