National day of prayer event slated

Members of the community will come together to read aloud the Bible from cover to cover, nonstop, at One Chamber Square, 105 S. Chestnut St., in downtown Seymour beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The event will wrap up at 6 p.m. Thursday which is the annual National Day of Prayer.

Teams of volunteers from churches in Jackson County and other groups will spend 12 minutes each reading and then 12 minutes praying for loved ones and the community.

The event is being coordinated by Pastor Gary Dyer of Seymour Harvest Church, Tim Toborg and Hywel Thomas.

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The public is invited to come downtown to listen and pray at any time during the readings.

At noon on Thursday, community leaders will stop for an hour to lead specific prayers for local, state and national government, the judicial system, schools, those suffering from addictions and those who work in the addiction recovery field, racial unity, the homeless, families, churches and other areas.

Anyone wanting to volunteer to read and pray can call Dyer at Seymour Harvest Church at 812-216-0214.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.