Residents invited to Day of Prayer event on May 2

In honor of The National Day of Prayer Initiative, all are welcome to gather from Noon-12:40 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019, for prayer on the front lawn of the Pulaski County Courthouse on beautiful and historic Main Street in downtown Pulaski.

Our esteemed forefather, President George Washington, so aptly called our great nation to prayer with these words: “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour;…”1

With this call echoing through the centuries, we invite all local leaders, public servants, and first responders in our historic Pulaski County to stand alongside a Pulaski County minister, joined by our fine citizens representing churches from all over county in a solemn and inspirational gathering for prayer and community fellowship.

Bring a chair or a lawn blanket and prepare for corporate prayer and worship led by local pastors. This year’s Day of Prayer event will begin with a large, live chalk-art illustration of Psalm 33:12 by local Chalk Evangelist Dwight Haynes accompanied by a solo rendition of our National Anthem by Pamela Smallwood.

Rev. Haynes is coordinating the event on behalf of the Pulaski County Ministerial Association and may be contacted by phone, 540-230-5782, or by email to with any questions.

Each pastor, or church representative, will be paired with a local government leader, first responder, or educational leader to offer a brief public prayer for the area of our society represented.

Thank you for planning to take your lunch break on Thursday, May 2, to share in this service. Immediately following the offering of public prayers, those who are able may join our Pulaski Prayer Walk from downtown to Emmanuel Bookstore & Gift Shop on Rt. 99 where a light luncheon is provided for more fellowship and prayer time.

Charlie Barbettini with Take It To The Streets Ministries will provide a shuttle van for those who would rather ride or need return transport to the downtown area.

This is truly an all-in, team effort throughout the county to intentionally join together for prayer for our local, state, and federal governments.

Rev. Dwight D. Haynes

Day of Prayer Coordinator

1 George Washington’s first Presidential Thanksgiving Day proclamation, October 3, 1789