Thank you for taking time to pray for the men & women of America who are serving their country in the US Armed Services, especially during this crucial time after the removal of the regime of Saddam Hussein. Our Servicemen and Servicewomen who are defending freedom need our prayers and our support. Two Community Prayer Meetings were held, and God heard and answered our prayers for these brave servants. For info on the success and results of the prayer rallies, see below. If you have a family member, friend, or acquaintance who serves in any branch (active duty or reserve) of the Armed Services of the United States, please use the online form to add their name to the Prayer List, so that they will be protected by a crucial prayer covering. Please pray for the names already on the list (to view the list, click here). Thank you!
Two community prayer meetings were held. They were very successful. Thank you for joining with many others across the Clarksburg-Bridgeport area in praying for our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Guards. Many area pastors & churches came together to pray. City officials were on hand to represent their cities.
At the first prayer rally, which took place Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Harrison County Courthouse, downtown Clarksburg, WV, the final speaker was the late Pastor David Kates, a former mayor of Clarksburg, and a former city councilman. During this rally, prayer was made for the successful locating of, and release of, POWs held hostage by Iraqi forces. The very next day, all seven of the remaining POWs were recovered alive.
At the second prayer rally, which took place Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, WV, the final speaker was the Honorable Margaret Bailey, serving on Clarksburg's City Council. During this rally, prayer was made for the successful locating of MIAs. Soon afterwards, the bodies of the MIAs were recovered. They were killed prior to the prayer, but it was an answer to prayer that their bodies were recovered.
Special thanks to all those area businesses and offices whose kindness and concern helped in producing these meetings, including Meadowbrook Mall, Harrison County Courthouse, Reep Graphics, United Sound & Electronics & others (see complete list).