National Day of Prayer set May 5 to be held at PSC

National Day of Prayer

By Liz Beavers  lbeavers@newstribune.info  Tribune Managing Editor

KEYSER - The theme for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer is “Wake Up America,” and Mineral County’s observance will once again begin with the traditional prayer breakfast.

National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May every year and is an opportunity for people of all faiths to come together and pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

Guest speaker for this year’s breakfast in Mineral County will be Lucas Taylor, director of development at Potomac State College of WVU.

Taylor attended Potomac State, and received his undergraduate degree from Shepherd University, as well as a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Wheeling Jesuit University.

After spending seven years playing minor league baseball, he and his wife Kaitlyn returned to West Virginia to impact the community and state where he was raised.

Over the years, he has spent time filling in as a volunteer pastor at several churches, including Emmaus Church in Berryville, Virginia, the Experience Church in Bridgeport, Ohio, Fountain United Brethren Church in Fountain, and the Keyser Presbyterian Church.

The breakfast will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Davis Conference Center on the campus of Potomac State College.

Tickets for the breakfast are $15 per person, and deadline to RSVP is Monday, May 2.

To make reservations, contact Pastor Gordon Brubaker, National Day of Prayer coordinator, at 304-788-1910 or 304-788-2629 or Frances Jones, NDP co-coordinator, at 301-268-4479.

The noon event will be held once again on the front lawn of the Mineral County Courthouse, unless inclement weather moves it indoors to Living Faith Fellowship on the corner of Piedmont and Main streets.

The main speaker for the noontime program has not yet been announced.