National Day of Prayer to be observed at several Gwinnett locations

DULUTH — National Day of Prayer is a long-time tradition on the Duluth Town Green.

Local churches come together to host the gathering, which will take place at noon Thursday with several speakers, including state Rep. Brooks Coleman and Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris.

“We’re all a part of that (Duluth) community and we just thank God for being so good to us to bless us with the city officials we have that just bless us,” said Kipper Tabb, Duluth parish pastor for Perimeter Church. “We want to take that one day that churches recognize to thank God for how blessed we are.”

The public is invited to join in praying for the state of Georgia, families, schools, military personnel and all nations, as many others join in public and private prayer nationwide.

“It’s just a time for neighbors to come alongside neighbors,” Tabb said, adding, “we encourage folks to bring their lunch. It’s supposed to be a pretty day.”

The National Day of Prayer website lists additional events in Gwinnett:

• Berean Christian Church at 1465 Highpoint Road in Snellville — Believing God for Refreshing, Revival and Restoration, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• National Day of Prayer observance, hosted by Lifeway Church, at Auburn City Council Chambers at 1369 Fourth Ave. in Auburn — Join in prayer asking God’s protection and blessing upon the nation, local and national leaders, military, first responders, businesses, educators, churches and families

• Observance from noon to 12:45 p.m. Winder Community Center Pavilion at 113 E. Athens St. in Winder

• Observance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community of Faith Family Worship Center, 4729 C Nelson Brogden Blvd. in Sugar Hill

• Prayer on the Square at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville