By Jeff Fitzgerald, Senior Anchor/Reporter - bio | email
The homeless and hungry, war in Afghanistan, devisiveness in Washington and the list goes on and on as to why people believe prayer is the answer to making this world a better place.
Thursday was the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Lima Allen County held its annual Prayer Day at Memorial Hall. About 250 people in attendance to pray with religious leaders from all denominations and local officials.
The events coordinator says it seems as if prayer is an important today as its ever been. Theresa Lee says it is a pivotal time in our country's history and God can calm the world if we ask.
Those in attendance Thursday were treated to music by the Lima Temple Christian choir.
The National Day of Prayer was started in 1952 when President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress into law. President Reagan in 1988 set the first Thursday of May as the annual National Day of Prayer observance