In praise of prayer


Seminarian Eddie Hoffman with the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington reads from the Bible before saying a prayer at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Hoffman’s internship at the local church will end this month, and then he will become a chaplain in the armed forces. The prayer event was held in the county courthouse.

Seminarian Eddie Hoffman with the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington reads from the Bible before saying a prayer at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Hoffman’s internship at the local church will end this month, and then he will become a chaplain in the armed forces. The prayer event was held in the county courthouse.


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Josh Dixon, pastor of the Wilmington Bible Baptist Church, delivers a message at the Clinton County Courthouse during the National Day of Prayer event mid-day on Thursday. In his remarks, Dixon said he’s convinced if there were more praying, “this would be a different place.”


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Inside the Clinton County Courthouse, those who gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer were asked to sing “God Bless America” near the end of the program. In the foreground are Michelle Persing and her sons Valor, Justice and Noble Persing; and close behind the Persings are Don Wells and Sharon Frost. The Persing boys’ sisters presented special vocal music at the event.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

At the local observance Thursday of the National Day of Prayer are, from left, event organizer Belinda Cook, Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth who read a proclamation, and Wilmington Bible Baptist Church Pastor Josh Dixon, who was the main speaker.


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Seminarian Eddie Hoffman with the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington reads from the Bible before saying a prayer at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Hoffman’s internship at the local church will end this month, and then he will become a chaplain in the armed forces. The prayer event was held in the county courthouse.

Josh Dixon, pastor of the Wilmington Bible Baptist Church, delivers a message at the Clinton County Courthouse during the National Day of Prayer event mid-day on Thursday. In his remarks, Dixon said he’s convinced if there were more praying, “this would be a different place.”

Inside the Clinton County Courthouse, those who gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer were asked to sing “God Bless America” near the end of the program. In the foreground are Michelle Persing and her sons Valor, Justice and Noble Persing; and close behind the Persings are Don Wells and Sharon Frost. The Persing boys’ sisters presented special vocal music at the event.

At the local observance Thursday of the National Day of Prayer are, from left, event organizer Belinda Cook, Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth who read a proclamation, and Wilmington Bible Baptist Church Pastor Josh Dixon, who was the main speaker.

Seminarian Eddie Hoffman with the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington reads from the Bible before saying a prayer at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Hoffman’s internship at the local church will end this month, and then he will become a chaplain in the armed forces. The prayer event was held in the county courthouse.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_seminarian_p-2.jpgSeminarian Eddie Hoffman with the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington reads from the Bible before saying a prayer at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Hoffman’s internship at the local church will end this month, and then he will become a chaplain in the armed forces. The prayer event was held in the county courthouse. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Josh Dixon, pastor of the Wilmington Bible Baptist Church, delivers a message at the Clinton County Courthouse during the National Day of Prayer event mid-day on Thursday. In his remarks, Dixon said he’s convinced if there were more praying, “this would be a different place.”
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_josh_p-2.jpgJosh Dixon, pastor of the Wilmington Bible Baptist Church, delivers a message at the Clinton County Courthouse during the National Day of Prayer event mid-day on Thursday. In his remarks, Dixon said he’s convinced if there were more praying, “this would be a different place.” Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Inside the Clinton County Courthouse, those who gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer were asked to sing “God Bless America” near the end of the program. In the foreground are Michelle Persing and her sons Valor, Justice and Noble Persing; and close behind the Persings are Don Wells and Sharon Frost. The Persing boys’ sisters presented special vocal music at the event.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_persing_p-2.jpgInside the Clinton County Courthouse, those who gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer were asked to sing “God Bless America” near the end of the program. In the foreground are Michelle Persing and her sons Valor, Justice and Noble Persing; and close behind the Persings are Don Wells and Sharon Frost. The Persing boys’ sisters presented special vocal music at the event. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

At the local observance Thursday of the National Day of Prayer are, from left, event organizer Belinda Cook, Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth who read a proclamation, and Wilmington Bible Baptist Church Pastor Josh Dixon, who was the main speaker.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_IMG_20190502_120028.jpgAt the local observance Thursday of the National Day of Prayer are, from left, event organizer Belinda Cook, Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth who read a proclamation, and Wilmington Bible Baptist Church Pastor Josh Dixon, who was the main speaker. Courtesy photo