National Day of Prayer takes place May 5 at MMA

HARLINGEN — People of the Harlingen area are being encouraged to pray for their community and country at the 65th National Day of Prayer.

The event takes place Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in Colonel Philip J. Yeckel Memorial Hall, located on the Marine Military Academy campus.

The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Wake Up America.” The scripture for the theme comes from Isaiah 58:1: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”

People of all faiths are encouraged to participate in this free, community-wide event. Several Harlingen faith leaders will lead the audience in united prayer.

Praise music also will be played to inspire joy, hope and revival.

The purpose of National Day of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in the United States and “to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.”

MMA is located at 320 Iwo Jima Blvd., next to Valley International Airport.

For more information on the 65th National Day of Prayer taking place at MMA, call Joyce Akin at 956-425-1881.

If You Go

WHEN: 7 p.m., May 5

WHERE: Colonel Philip J. Yeckel Memorial Hall at MMA campus, 320 Iwo Jima Blvd., Harlingen

CONTACT: 956-425-1881