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National Day of Prayer to take place Thursday

Erin Smith Staff writer

April 27, 2014

ELIZABETHTOWN — The 13th annual National Day of Prayer will be marked at noon on Thursday at the flag pole in front of the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. Similar events will be taking place at governmental flag poles across the country.


“My sister said I need to make a (scrap) book,” said Clara Adams, the organizer of the event.


Adams said the event will include prayers for the country, the county, our children, and our towns among other things.


“I have a heart for my town, my county … I have a heart for the citizens. I love people. They’re just a part of me,” said Adams.


She said this event, which generally attracts a small crowd, is a calling of sorts.


“I know the Lord called me to pray,” she added.


Adams said there is now a picnic table under the tree where she orignally began the event before moving it to Elizabethtown. The tree was part of a grove of trees near the river where Adams held the prayer event for two years.


“I’ve started back going to the picnic table under the tree. I pray for everyone every day,” said Adams.


She added that she prayers for each car that passes by on the highway as well as those people who stop and visit at her store, Clara’s Fashion House.


“If it rains, I stand at the window and pray for the people,” said Adams.


Those interested in joining Adams at noon on Thursday are urged to stop by and participate in the prayer.