By Amy Wagner
The Black Hills NDP team and the City’s observance on the National Day of Prayer was hosted by Westminster Presbyterian Church On May 2, 2013. Once again this year we were pleased and honored to have proclamations from both Governor Dennis Daugaard and Mayor Sam Kooiker which were both read during the program.
Worship Leader Rosellen Reese, led us with both talent and a passion for worship of the One True God. Will Schilling a senior at Stevens High School continued that worship experience with a violin solo during the evening. Pastor Bob Jacobs of Westminster offered a short message about prayer, which everyone related to, as he shared about when we run out and need to be filled. Prayers for the seven centers of Prayer for the Nation were lead by several local pastors and leaders:
- Government– Gerad Strong, Pastor at Bethal Assembly of God
- Church– Pastor Quincy Afraid of Lightning, Pastor at The Miracle Center
- Military– Chaplain Lynn Wilson from the National Guard
- Family– David Kinnan, Pastor at Fountain Springs Community Church
- Education– Robert Aberly, guidance counselor for Rapid City Catholic Schools
- Media-Mike Roesler, Retired Firefighter in Rapid City
- Business-Jon Brue, Small Business owner in Rapid City
The evening MC was Dale Bartscher Director of the Family Heritage Alliance and member of the Black Hills NDP Team.
As citizens, we have a duty to preserve the freedoms that our founding fathers put down in writing. As people of faith in God, we have a duty to also pray that what God began over 200 years ago in the forming of a new nation where people could worship HIM, would be repaired and continued as He set in the minds of those who wrote those founding documents. In Rapid City on May 2, we followed that mandate to pray for our country and our community.
“In His name the nations will put their hope”, Matthew 12:21 Our Hope is in that name, The Lord our God, Jesus Christ.
Pray for America!