2017 Bible Reading Marathon begins on National Day of Prayer
Our nationís 65th annual National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 4t. The first Thursday of May is a call for all people to join together and lift their hearts and voices to Him. Daniel 9:19 is the theme of this yearís National Day of Prayer.
This year along with the observance in Washington, the Eighth Annual Carroll Bible Reading marathonís observance will be held at noon on the steps of the Church in the Grove with an old-fashioned picnic on the Great Passion Play grounds. People are asked to bring their picnic lunch and dress in the style of the 1800s.
The event will begin with a flag rising by the Beaver Lake Veterans who have donated flags for the local group. Then the Cowboy Church group will be leading the fellowship with old time gospel music and Pastor Doby Williams from Kings River Church will be the speaker.
A time of prayer for the seven areas of influence in our nation will be offered by area Pastors and Professionals. The areas are Government by state Rep. Bob Ballinger, Church by Pastor Mitchell Scitern of Towering Oaks Church, Business and Finance by Erick Diaz from Arvest Bank, Family led by ordained minister Janice Foster of First Christian Church in Eureka Springs, Education by Pastor Van Edwards of First Baptist Church in Green Forest, Media and Communication by Bob Ahart of Kerusso and Military by Pastor Mark Galoway of First Christian Church of Eureka Springs.
The Bible reading marathon will then begin and continue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day through Thursday May 11. People are encouraged to come listen to the reading or be a reader by calling coordinator Bonnie Roediger at 870-350-0865.