“It’s very important that we remember why we were founded as a country; we were created based on freedom of religion,” Mayor Barbara Bass said. “As a faith community in Tyler, Texas, we have an opportunity to focus on prayer and the importance of prayer in our lives.”
The event is the same day as the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. The national theme this year is “One Nation under God: ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,’ Psalm 33:12.”
David Berryhill will lead worship. Prayers will focus on local and community government, state and federal government, nonprofits and education and the medical and business community. Corporate prayer will focus on families, military and the upcoming elections, event organizer Deborah Isham said.
Churches around the area will provide the meal. The doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the event begins at 7 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.