Prayer Day00000000

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The Tuscaloosa County Courthouse steps was home to Tuscaloosa’s National Prayer Day celebration.

At noon, Christian radio star Tony Evans read his national prayer, which is read throughout the country at noon.

The Rev. Keith Pugh of Alberta Baptist Church said the event is wonderful for Christians.

“It’s a day that we as a nation want to come, pray to the lord and just ask god’s blessing on all areas of our lives,” he said. “It’s a time when god’s people come together to seek his hand.”

And it’s not just one denomination turning out for the day of prayer, Pugh said.

“We have people from a lot of different denominations who’ve come together today to pray in a public setting,” he said. “It’s just a great day, I think, for all believers.”

Just across the street at First Baptist Church, area churches, ministries and individuals had just finished their second annual Greatest Tuscaloosa Bible Reading Marathon, which began Sunday.

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