On Thursday, May 7, Stephenville will join communities across the country to observe National Day of Prayer. Events marking the day will last from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at various locations

I feel like its a day for the churches of Stephenville to come together for a day of unity, said Pastor Curt Plaxco, president of the Ministers Alliance of Stephenville. Its a day to put aside our differences and ask God what he wants his churches to do in the coming year.

Prayer will begin at 7 a.m. at the Erath County Courthouse led by Revs. Jarrod Brown and David Whiteman of Grace Fellowship and a proclamation given by Mayor Kenny Weldon.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

8 a.m., The First Baptist Church led by Minister Danny Walker

9 a.m., Rocky Point Baptist Church led by Rev. Edward Heinze

10 a.m., Cowboy Church of Erath County led by Rev. Werth Mayes

11 a.m., Valley Grove Baptist Church led by Rev. Ward Hayes

12 p.m., Cornerstone Assembly of God led by Ed Dittfurth

1 p.m., St. Lukes Episcopal Church led by Rev. Curt Norman

2 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church led by Rev. Tom Konz

3 p.m., Christian Reformed Church

4 p.m., Oakdale Methodist Church led by Rev. Kory Koch

5 p.m., Cross Timbers Church of Christ led by Don Middleton

The day will conclude at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with praise and prayer led by Rev. Howard Martin.