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Commission Discusses National Day of Prayer

By Staff | Apr 25, 2018

The Wetzel County Commission held a meeting on Tuesday, April 17 to discuss various matters throughout the county.

Amy Witschey requested permission to acknowledge the National Day of Prayer, set for May 3 with the theme, Pray for America – UNITY. This theme is based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

A resolution passed by the Wetzel Commission stated the following:

Prayer brings people together. Prayer builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer reminds us that we are created in God’s image and He desires for us to represent Him everywhere we go. Prayer brings UNITY.

It is the hope that individuals, churches, and spiritual leaders in America, will humble ourselves and unify in prevailing prayer for the next great move of God in America. We can come together in clear agreement that this is our greatest need. We can become a visible union, standing together in prayer. We can pray more than ever before, and practice extraordinary prayer for the next great move of God in America that will catapult the message of the gospel nationally and internationally.

The Wetzel County Commission hereby proclaims May 3, 2018, as the National Day of Prayer in our county and welcomes the public to gather at 7 p.m. that day in front of the New Martinsville Municipal Building to join in prayer for our city, county, state, country, and world.

Also, a prayer luncheon is open to the public at 11:30 a.m. that day in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church, 841 Fourth St., New Martinsville.

In another matter, the motion to approve the Levy order on the rate sheet for the Fire and EMS, which is the same as last year, and the current Levy of the county was approved.

The next commission meeting was set for April 24.