Area churches will come together in downtown Seymour on Monday for 72 hours of Bible reading and prayer.
Beginning at 6 p.m. at One Chamber Square, teams of volunteers will spend 12 minutes each reading the Bible aloud and praying for loved ones and the community.
The event is being coordinated by Tim Toborg, a Seymour police officer and Pastor Gary Dyer, who is involved in the outreach ministry for Seymour Harvest Church and serves as chaplain of American Legion Post 89 in Seymour.
The Bible will be read non-stop in its entirety from Genesis to Revelations in three days, Toborg said.
There are more than 20 local churches involved, and it will take 360 readers to complete the task.
“We find 24 team captains, and then they go out and find 15 people each to read,” he said.
Reading will end on Thursday which is National Day of Prayer.
“Typically, in Seymour, we do it every other year,” Toborg said of the event.
The public is invited to come downtown to listen and pray at any time during the 72 hours.
“There are several places in the Bible that state we are to devote ourselves to public reading of the word,” he said. “And the Bible says when the word of God goes out it does not come back void. We don’t know what it accomplishes, but we know Got uses us in that way.”
Toborg said it’s a small sacrifice of time to read the Bible.
“This is more active obedience,” he said. “You do it because you want to do it.”
Anyone wanting to volunteer to read can call Tim Toborg at 812-216-1893.