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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Day of Prayer celebrates 70 years

 

Last updated 5/13/2021 at 8:25am

Katie Teachout

Ritzville citizens, from left, Barry Boyer, Dede Boyer and Pastor Bill Cox of the Foursquare Church in Ritzville and Odessa pray for the nation, it's leaders, community leaders and citizens below the American Flag at the Adams County Courthouse Thursday, May 6.

RITZVILLE – The 70th annual National Day of Prayer was observed Thursday, May 6. Barry and Dede Boyer, and Pastor Bill Cox of the Foursquare Church in Ritzville and Odessa, gathered below the flag at the Adams County Courthouse to share prayers for the nation, it's leaders, community leaders and citizens during the noon hour on the historic national holiday.

The National Day of Prayer began in the early 1950's, according to the National Day Calendar website. A call was made for Congress and the President to proclaim a National Day of Prayer, evangelist Billy Graham led services for around...



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