ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As the nation celebrates the National Day of Prayer, Dougherty County citizens took an hour-long lunch break to join together in unity.
Nearly 150 people came together to pray during the 67th Annual National Day of Prayer in front of the Albany Government Center.
Local leaders joined the Albany Dougherty County National Prayer Committee (ALDON) to lead different sessions of prayers and songs.
The community also clustered in groups to pray for the city and nation.
"It's always important because we need to pray that God will give guidance to our leaders because you know we're all capable of doing as much as possible on our human power. But when we pray for God's assistance, he empowers us with his holy spirit to give us guidance and strength to have wisdom beyond our own measure," said ALDON Volunteer Chair Larry Price.
ALDON is already preparing for next year's prayer breakfast which is slated for February 7.