The 2022 National Day of Prayer was held on Thursday May 5 2022 nationwide.
Ripley held a ceremony on the court house square.
According to the National Day of Prayer Website:
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer.
It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
The Ripley ceremony had several pastors from local churches present, including Bro.’s Tim Watson, Ronnie Barefield, Paul Adams, Jason Franklin, Stacy McKee, Jody Hill and Randy Hamilton.
See the RCTV 19 TV station broadcast of the National Day of Prayer ceremony below and be sure to click subscribe to see more local community events being broadcast.