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Updated: 05/11/2017 08:30:02AM

DeSoto comes together for Day of Prayer

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PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Pastor Brian Russell reads from the proclamation approved by the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners and teh Arcadia City Council, marking May 4 as an official day of prayer for both the county and the city.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

With the words "In God We Trust" behind her, City Clerk Penny Delaney opens the ceremony by leading the group in singing "God Bless America."

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Sister Ann DeNicolo opens with a prayer for forgiveness.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Arcadia Mayor Judy Wertz Strickland offers a prayer for the city and its residents.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

DeSoto County Sheriff Jim Potter prayed for the protection of our first responders.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Rev. Ted Hanus prays for God to bless our county's military.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Desoto Department of Health Director Mary Kay Burns offered a prayer for health and healing.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Durwood Smith says a prayer for the DeSoto business community.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Rev. Matt Clayton asked for God's blessing on DeSoto's faith community.

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Community leaders took part in the National Day of Prayer May 4 at the county administration building. Participating were: Mary Kay Burns, Brian russell, Judy Wertz Strickland, Jim Potter, Adrian Cline, Matt Clayton, Durwood Smith, Ted Hanus, Deborah DeKeulenaere, Ann DeNicolo, Katherine Hill and Penny Delaney.

PHOTO BY JIMMY PETERS
Community leaders took part in the National Day of Prayer May 4 at the county administration building. Participating were: Mary Kay Burns, Brian russell, Judy Wertz Strickland, Jim Potter, Adrian Cline, Matt Clayton, Durwood Smith, Ted Hanus, Deborah DeKeulenaere, Ann DeNicolo, Katherine Hill and Penny Delaney.

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Led by DeSoto County Ministerial Association President Pastor Brian Russell, community leaders gathered on Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer. “This is a day for all people of prayer to come together and ask God to bless us, protect us and unite us as a community and a nation,” he said.

Russell concluded by thanking the community leaders who participated in the special event.

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