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National Day of Prayer

4/27/2016, 2:22 p.m.
The Joliet Region Interfaith Education Council (JRIEC) will host a National Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service on Thursday, May 5 ...

The Joliet Region Interfaith Education Council (JRIEC) will host a National Day

of Prayer Ecumenical Service on Thursday, May 5 from noon to 1p.m. at the Jacob

Henry Mansion Old Central Church located at 15 South Richards Street, Joliet,

IL. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is the second year JREIC will host this community-wide day of prayer in

Joliet,” said JREIC Community Liaison, Minister Naurice Moffett. “During the

service, we will pray for our community, schools, children, marriages, our

nation and a variety of other topics.”

Moffett and Mike Clark, JRIEC member and NAACP President, approached JRIEC with the idea to host the event. “JRIEC members felt that the event will unite our

community through the power of prayer,” said Clark. “The National Day of Prayer

is a great way to remember the importance of depending on the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before

God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.”

The Joliet Region Interfaith Education Council was established in 2009. JRIEC

fosters partnerships with local churches and community organizations for the

benefit of the community. JRIEC invites people of all faiths to come together

on May 5 to cover our community in prayer.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of

May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. The National Day of

Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences,

bringing together citizens from all backgrounds.

For more information, please call Minister Naurice Moffett at (815) 723-9445 or

e-mail nmoffett@mt.zionjoliet.org.