National Day of Prayer moved inside City Hall

The City of Biloxi will observe the 62nd annual Day of Prayer with a ceremony in the City Council chambers today at noon.

The hour-long ceremony, organized each year by Carleen E. Hall, has been moved from the front steps of City Hall to indoors because of the threat of inclement weather.

The event is free and open to the public.

The lineup of prayers for this year’s ceremony: for the nation, Pastor Glenn Johnson,
Family of Faith Christian Church; for the state, Rev. Barry Davis, circuit pastor; for the city and local leaders, the Very Rev. Dennis J. Carver, Nativity BVM Cathedral of Biloxi; for churches and ministry organizations, Rev. Tim Horn, First Presbyterian of Biloxi; for the military, Capt. Mathew Limon, Air Force chaplain serving at The Fish Bowl, Keesler; for homes and families, Pastor Jason Johnson, Abundant Life Evangelistic Center; and for schools, Pastor Billy Wise, principal, Cedar Lake Christian Academy.

Others delivering prayers: for youth, Jared Boswell, a senior at Cedar Lake Christian Academy; for the imprisoned and persecuted, Rev. Tony Best,
chaplain, law enforcement; for mass media, cultural and social services (first responders), Jason Hall, Market Place Missionary; for businesses and commerce, Mickey McElroy, McElroy’s Harbor House in Biloxi and McElroy’s on the Bayou, Ocean Springs; and for personal renewal and moral awakening, Pastor Eddie Bradley, pastor of student ministries at Cedar Lake Christian Assembly.

The musical selections will be the “National Anthem” by Mother Truitt of the Family of Faith; “God Bless The USA,” “You’re the God of the City,” and “God Bless America” by Pastor David Dunkin and students of Cedar Lake Christian Assembly, C.J. Johnson and Mother Truitt.

Mayor A.J. Holloway will open the ceremony by proclaiming the day as National Day of Prayer.