A day to pray for community, country

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 May 2016 at 12:00 am

National Day of Prayer at Orleans County courthouse

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – About 30 people gathered outside the Orleans County Courthouse at noon for the National Day of Prayer, which was created in 1952 by Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman.

Reverend Tim Lindsay

The Rev. Tim Lindsay, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Albion, leads the group in a prayer. Many of the prayers were directed towards the community and country’s leaders.

National Day of Prayer participants

Some of the prayer participants lifted their hands in seeking God’s direction and blessing for Orleans County and the United States.

Reverend Dan Thurber

The Rev. Dan Thurber, right, is pastor of the Oak Orchard Assembly of God in Medina. His father, Stanley Thurber, is next to him. The elder Thurber also led Oak Orchard as pastor for many years.