This year’s theme was “Love One Another,” based upon John 13:14, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”
Dozens of people gathered to pray together for unity — at the local, state and national levels — in front of the historic Sullivan County Courthouse in Blountville on Thursday, marking the annual National Day of Prayer.
The theme for Rogersville's annual National Day of Prayer observance Thursday was "Unity" which was fitting as prayers were led by 10 different clergymen representing six denominations.
The National Day of Prayer began in 1952 and is a day designated by the United States Congress when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Local events are designed to unite and encourage the community through fellowship and prayer.