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National Day of Prayer was celebrated in Albany on Thursday

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Dr. William Coker gives a speech at the National Day of Prayer event in Albany. Dr. William Coker gives a speech at the National Day of Prayer event in Albany.
Chet Dreschel of Covenant Presbyterian Church sings 'God Bless America'. Chet Dreschel of Covenant Presbyterian Church sings 'God Bless America'.
Rev. Charles Rouse of Liberty Baptist Church prays for the media. Rev. Charles Rouse of Liberty Baptist Church prays for the media.
Two people look on at the National Day of Prayer in Albany on Thursday. Two people look on at the National Day of Prayer in Albany on Thursday.
A balloon commemorates the National Day of Prayer.  This is the 18th time that Albany has hosted an event in the National Day of Prayer. A balloon commemorates the National Day of Prayer. This is the 18th time that Albany has hosted an event in the National Day of Prayer.

With so much uncertainty in the world today, people around the country are turning to prayer for comfort.

About 100 people gathered at the Government Center in downtown Albany for the city's 18th annual National Day of Prayer interfaith service.

There were more than 33, 000 events nationwide.

People prayed for government leaders, their families even the media.

Organizers say prayer benefits everyone.

Wanda Mitchell of the Albany Dougherty National Prayer Day Committee - or ALDON - said, "it reminds us that there is a God and that we are dependent on Him and that is the whole purpose behind prayer is to join with God and His work here on the Earth."

ALDON put on the event.

The 20 member organization is made up of volunteers from around the community and also put on the mayor's prayer breakfast in February.

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