Local National Day of Prayer Service moved to State Line Drive-In

Published 3:36 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020

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The 2020 Elizabethton and Carter County National Day of Prayer Service will be held Thursday, May 7, at noon. Due to COVID-19, this year’s community-wide prayer service will be moved to the State Line Drive-In Theater, located at 3690 Highway 19E in Elizabethton, instead of the Carter County Courthouse.
This annual prayer service will be “drive in” only. Participants can pray along with several area ministers who will be leading the community in prayer for various areas where we need God’s help and blessing. The service will be broadcast to those present by way of radio on FM 96.1. Also, WBEJ Radio is scheduled to broadcast the service live via radio on AM 12.40 and FM 107.9. Parking is limited to the first 120 cars. All participants must practice “social distancing” by staying in their vehicles at all times and there will be no public restrooms.
The National Day of Prayer Task Force theme for 2020 is “Pray God’s Glory Across The Earth” and the theme verse is Habbakuk 2:14. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance 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. There will be a National Day of Prayer observance broadcasting on television and online Thursday evening, May 7, from 8-10 p.m. For more info, go to nationaldayofprayer.org.
“During these times of a national pandemic, it is important now more than ever to pray to God as a community. If you cannot attend this actual service, we ask that all citizens of Elizabethton and Carter County make Thursday, May 7, a special day of prayer,” said Pastor Randy Johnson, who is heading up the local effort.

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