(WATE) – East Tennessee communities will be observing National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
Pastors and community members come together to pray for the country, military, churches and the world.Knox County
There will be two events observing the day in Knoxville. Word of Faith Church will be hosting an observance at 6:30 p.m. The event will end at 8:30 p.m. Wallace Memorial Baptist Church will host a Prayer Luncheon at 11:30 a.m The luncheon will end at 1 p.m.Blount County
An event will be held in Townsend at 7971 East Lamar Alexander Parkway near the US Bank. It will begin at 7 a.m. If it rains, the event will be moved to the Townsend Church of God at 325 Webb Road.
Speakers will include former Govenor Don Sundquist, State Senator Doug Overbey, Representative Art Swann, Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell and County Commissioner Brad Bowers. Also, there will be speakers from the offices of Senator Bob Corker and Senator Lamar Alexander.Campbell County
Community members will gather in La Follette at 7 p.m. to observe the day. It will be held at the Dr. Lee J Sargant Park, near the corner of South Tennessee Avenue and West Beech Street.
Community pastors, leaders and others will lead prayers. State Representative Dennis Powers will speak at the gathering.Anderson County
A National Day of Prayer event will be held in Clinton on the front steps of the Anderson County Courthouse. The event will begin at noon and end at 12:30 p.m.
The courthouse will be open during the gathering. However, there will be limited staff during the ceremony.Sevier County
A gathering in Sevierville will take place at the Sevier County Courthouse at 6 p.m. The program will be two-hours long. Cold Spring Church Pastor Doug LaPointe will speak at the event. Other leaders will include pastors Dale Ellenburg, Dennis Ford and Kim McCroskey.
There will be performances from the Patrons, Sevier County High School choirs, the American Eagle Foundation and the Taylor sisters.