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Election day is also prayer day

U. S. Senator Saxby Chambliss is a Moultrie native U. S. Senator Saxby Chambliss is a Moultrie native
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

From the polls to the pulpit dozens gathered today in Moultrie for an election day prayer. It was a non-partisan, non-denominational 20 minute service to pray for our leaders at Trinity Baptist Church.

In attendance was U.S Senator Saxby Chambliss, who joined his neighbors, people from different political parties and religious backgrounds who all agreed regardless of differences, they were all praying to the same God.

From the sanctuary of Trinity Baptist Church in Moultrie...hymns were sUng and prayers were spoken for our nation.

"And do with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy name we trust the authority of government that there me justice and peace at home," said pastor Matt Marston.

Baptists, Methodists, Catholics all gathered for the service held in part with St. Marks Anglican Church.

With much focus on the polls and the election impacts our nation, one person in attendance who works in Washington also sought the counsel of a higher power.

"We can celebrate what Americans have which is the right to express themselves in a political manner today. Not every country has that right and that privilege," said U. S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Moultrie native.

 Chambliss, like others in attendance, said this service was done with country in mind, not party. "We're all American and folks prayed for the President today. That's what it's all about. Whoever wins the election is going to be our President. We all have our choices. At the end of the day we're all Americans," he said.

 "We're all praying to the same God together," said Jane Tomlinson.

"One nation. One God. We all have to come together and worship one God," said William Bell.

In the midst of partisan divide, here there was solace and peace, something organizers wanted

"We wanted this service to be completely open to anyone who felt called to come and spend a little time away and simply take time away on this election day and pray," said Father Will McQueen, Rector, St. Mark's Anglican Church.

And as the final hymn was sung, it shows no matter what your beliefs we are all Americans, One nation Under God.

A similar service was held over the weekend in Americus. And services like this have been held on past elections days in Moultrie.

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