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Lawrenceville to hold prayer event

File Photo  Last year, June and Jedwin Smith sang a praise in downtown Lawrenceville during the National Day of Prayer.

File Photo Last year, June and Jedwin Smith sang a praise in downtown Lawrenceville during the National Day of Prayer.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, where Christians around the country are invited to come together across denominations and pray.

To celebrate the 62 annual event, the city of Lawrenceville is holding its 13th annual Prayer on the Square on the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Pray for America."

"The American people continue to be plagued with challenges that defy simple answers, and our hope lies in humbly seeking the Almighty's guidance, protection and blessing -- not only on the National Day of Prayer, but throughout the year," NDP Task Force Chairman Shirley Dobson said in a release.

Each year on the first Thursday in May, local churches, pastors, ministries and others come together across denominations, ethnicity and political lines to spend time together to praise, pray and worship.

Last year, about 200 people attended the free event in Lawrenceville.

Thursday's main event in the county seat is among three other public events in Gwinnett listed on the official National Day of Prayer website, which includes single events in Auburn, Snellville and Duluth.

To search for other locations, visit nationaldayofprayer.org.