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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Lake Wales Faithful Observe National Day of Prayer


Last updated 5/8/2019 at 11:20am

Chevon Baccus

Rev. Steve Greshel of Christ's Church on the Move led prayer for city officials, including police chief, fire chief and city attorney

Lake Wales area people of faith gathered at noon Thursday at the City Administration Building for the National Day of Prayer.

Many prayers were lifted calling upon God to have mercy on America and "heal our land."

John Motis, co-director of the Business, Civic and Ministry Coalition of Lake Wales, welcomed the 100-plus attendees and put the day in historical context: President Harry Truman in 1952 called for a National Day of Prayer and President Ronald Reagan made the first Thursday in May the official date for the annual observance. This year's theme was "Love One Another," relying on th...

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