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Conyers churches join 58th annual National Day of Prayer
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The 58th Annual National Day of Prayer is set for Thursday, May 7. Millions will unite in prayer as thousands of events will take place from coast to coast. Here in Rockdale, many churches and youth groups will gather to pray.

Heritage Hills Baptist Church will open its sanctuary and prayer room for anyone who would like to pray. A presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. At Conyers First United Methodist, the prayer committee has organized volunteers from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. From 7-9 a.m., more than 20 local pastors will meet to offer prayers for unity in our community, and end to homelessness and domestic violence. There will be eight stations of prayer: government, military, media, business, education, church and family. Greeters will provide complimentary prayer guides.

The National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

In addition, more than 50 airplanes will fly over every state capital city in the United States with folks onboard praying for the nation. The flyovers started in 2008 by a group of pilots and prayer warriors in and around Bluffton, Ohio.