Pray for unity in America at National Day of Prayer event in Salem

Staff report


The 12th annual Salem Day of Prayer begins at noon Thursday on the Village Green in front of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce at 713 E. State St.

The event will include music, an opening prayer by the Rev. Peter Fowler, flag presentations and pledges led by West Branch High School students, a First Friends Church quartet and a proclamation for the city by Mayor John Berlin, among other activities.

The theme of the event is “Pray for America — Unity” and will include prayers and readings from the Bible regarding the government, education, media, the military, business, the church and the family.

Thursday is the National Day of Prayer throughout the U.S.

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