Local gathering set for noon on National Day of Prayer

By Rachel McAuley

April 24, 2014

LAURINBURG — Below the waving American flag at the Scotland County courthouse, a crowd of people are expected to come together next week to fellowship, sing and pray for their county and the nation.

“I believe, according to the scripture, that the Lord tells us to always pray and think not,” said Essie Davis, who is helping to spread the word about the event. “We are coming together as a community and praying together as voices united.”

The National Day of Prayer is on May 1. The local event is set for noon.

“Pastors, anyone in the community — if you have a lunch break or a moment — come out to enjoy fellowship,” she said. “We’ll pray for families, the military families, our government. We will pray for our youth, for our schools … whatever is on their hearts.”

For information on the national day, visit

Rachel McAuley can be reached at 910-276-2311, ext. 15. Follow her on Twitter @rachelmcauley1.