SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - On Thursday, people across the country paused to reflect and practice their faith, in hopes of moving our nation forward.
May 3 was commemorated as National Day of Prayer this year.
In Sylvester, Unity Baptist Church led the charge to bring people to the Worth County Courthouse at lunchtime.
Different community members took the mic, praying for different groups, including local government and law enforcement, along with state and federal leaders.
Unity Baptist Church Pastor Troy Dykes said this year's theme was unity.
"(It's) coming together from all walks of life. Race doesn't matter, religious orientation doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what denomination you are," Dykes explained. "It's just coming together to appeal for unity over our nation, our city, our county."
This was the first National Day of Prayer observed in Sylvester.
Organizers hope to continue it for years to come.