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National Day of Prayer to be observed Thursday in Atlantic City

National Day of Prayer to be observed Thursday in Atlantic City

National Day of Prayer

The Atlantic City National Day of Faith-Based Prayer is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6 on each corner of the 48 blocks of Atlantic Avenue.

ATLANTIC CITY — The National Day of Prayer has been around since 1952, but this year, local religious leaders want to celebrate it outdoors, in public, on a large scale.

From 7 to 7:10 p.m. Thursday, religious leaders plan to be on various corners of Atlantic Avenue in the resort leading whoever shows up in prayer.

All faiths are welcome, and everyone who participates is asked to wear a piece of yellow clothing.

The Rev. Robert F. Hargrove II, senior pastor at Cathedral Grace Family Church on Filbert Avenue, plans to stand at North Maine and Atlantic avenues with members of his church. Hargrove also is president of the Fellowship of Churches of Atlantic City and the Vicinity.

“We have more in common than what keeps us apart,” Hargrove said of the people of Muslim and Jewish faiths he contacted to participate.

Hargrove usually commemorates the National Day of Prayer wherever he is at noon May 6 by himself. This effort to have a public interfaith National Day of Prayer has been underway for three weeks, he said.

For all of the tragedy the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, one good thing that happened as a result is a leveling of the playing field among the houses of worship that have large memberships versus those that have small memberships, Hargrove said. The National Day of Prayer is an opportunity for all of them to band together no matter the size, he said.

Contact Vincent Jackson: 609-272-7202


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