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National Day of Prayer ceremony attracts record crowd

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Albany at noon today for a national day of prayer ceremony.

Organizers say it was the largest turnout yet with an estimated 300 people who showed up to pray.

Several ministers led the crowd in prayers about several topics including education, government and military.

At the end of the ceremony, folks even gathered into small groups for a final prayer.

"People are realizing they are not in control anymore and that something bigger than them is going on. They find the need to press in a pray and I think that was the reason we saw such large numbers," said Wanda Mitchell, ALDON Prayer Committee.

Inside each attendees program, they received a small heart sticker to put on a cell phone or something they use often to remind them to pray.

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