Event organizer Sarah Lesak, far right, and San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, second from right, speak with a group of San Antonio missionaries at the National Prayer Day event on May 7. Photos by Gary Perdue.
Persons of all faiths participated in the National Day of Prayer Service on May 7 in the Gazebo Gardens on Hopkins Streets.
The theme for the local observance of the 58th annual non-denominational event was “Prayer America’s Hope” taken from Psalm 33:22, “may your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”
“Everything has turned out so well,” said Sarah Lesak, owner of Escuela SOL who worked with San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz on the event. “It has been awesome . The prayers lifted up for soldiers, children and business today, says a lot about our community.”
Said Narvaiz, “On this National Day of Prayer, it is right we come together in a special place in our city, in honor of our founders. Praying for our soldiers and citizens, our Nations government and president, children and neighbors. Giving honor to our God.It has been a blessed day.”
The 12-hour event focused on seven different topics led by seven different local church leaders.
“It is time that Christians tear down the strongholds they’ve allowed to be built and take back the territory we’ve relinquished to the enemy,” said Pastor Robert Smith of Powerhouse Christian Center. “That enemy is Satan.”
Pastor Robert Smith of Powerhouse Christian Center waits in the wings while the mayor speaks.
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