Albany residents come together for National Day of Prayer

Albany residents come together for National Day of Prayer
Lake Loretta. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
Cary Stoudenmire. (Source: WALB)
Cary Stoudenmire. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of Albany residents and ministers gathered around the shores of Lake Loretta for prayer at 6 Thursday, for National Day of Prayer.

The goal was to have enough people to encircle the lake, hand-in-hand.

A retired educator and volunteer, Cary Stoudenmire, said the Community Prayer Event started with a simple Facebook post and lots of prayer.

It has grown to include the support of large churches like Covenant Presbyterian and Porterfield Methodist Church.

It's estimated about 2,000 people are needed to circle the lake!

"It's just going to be a very positive way to lift up our community. I think there are some naysayers who don't think we will be able to get enough people here. But, we will see. We will see what the Spirit can do," smiled Stoudenmire.

Stoudenmire said this volunteer prayer event won't be perfect, but it will be filled with the Spirit!

People can part at Covenant and Porterfield parking lots, or around the lake.

If you can't make it to the lake, you can participate by tuning into Mix 107 on the radio, and listen to the live radio broadcast.

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