LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Prayer Task Force is inviting everyone to take part in a Corporate Day of Prayer for Robeson County on Sept. 16.
The day of worship and prayer for the healing of the county and for the United States begins at 10 a.m. at Fresh Manna Church in Maxton, Pleasant View Church in Fairmont, Sandy Grove Baptist Church in Lumberton, St. Joseph in Red Springs, The Life Center in St. Pauls, and All Nations Church of Jesus in Maxton. A mass prayer event is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Lumberton’s downtown plaza near the county courthouse.
“We’re just a group of people from different churches who saw a need and planned the Day of Prayer,” Tammy Bell said of the task force.
This is the first Day of Prayer planned by the task force, but the plan is to make it an annual event, Bell said. However, prayer events may be organized as a need is identified. The need for prayer may be natural disaster, rise in crime, social discord or other event that has a negative effect on the county and its residents.
On Sept. 16, people will gather at the participating churches, plant a small wooden cross and pray around it, Bell said. The participating churches are located in the county’s four corners, and the planting of the crosses symbolize spiritually reclaiming the county.
“We tried to include the four corners of the county so the county would be covered,” Bell said.
After praying at the churches, the participants will travel to downtown Lumberton for the 11 a.m. mass prayer event, Bell said.
The Day of Prayer is for all denominations, she said.
The public is invited to come and take part. Bring a lawn chair. There will be refreshments after prayer and time for fellowship.
The rain location will be Biggs-Boles Funeral Home, located at 801 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton.