Mayor signs prayer proclamation

Tuesday morning, Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon signed a proclamation declaring

May 5, a National Day of Prayer in Greenville. Several pastors were in attendance for the signing, including John Girdley, pastor at First Baptist Church in Greenville; Peggie Cook, Carolyn Griffin, Evangelist at Warrior Ministries; Linda Suzanne Borgen, rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville and Allen Stephenson, pastor at First Baptist Church in Georgiana.

“We haven’t had this for a couple of years now because of the COVID,” McLendon said.  “Our country needs it right now.”

The pastors will be praying for our city, county and national government, our first responders and military, our schools, churches and media.

The event will take place on the steps of City Hall, in downtown Greenville at noon on May 5. The public is invited to attend and lend their voices in prayer for our land.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Karen Fail, the Administrative Assistant to the Mayor at (334)382-2647.

The National Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday of May each year. The President of the United States signs a proclamation each year for the event. People joining together for a day of prayer was documented as far back as 1768.