Prayer Around City Hall 2017

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lakeland City Hall
228 Mass. Avenue
(outdoor event)

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Prayer Around City Hall 2017 is held in observance of the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer. It is an outdoor gathering along the sidewalk and lawn in front of Lakeland City Hall. Clergy and civic leaders join with marketplace ministers, business owners, students, educators, and other interested citizens in prayer for each other and the challenges facing our community and nation.

Envisioned in 2007 by Fr. Wade Fahnestock (FriarWade) and with the help of a local task force, the first Prayer Around City Hall was held in 2008 along with Reflections of Prayer at Lake Mirror. This year, Fr. Wade is focusing only on the Noon event at City Hall.

This event is made possible through your participation and financial support. A very special “THANK YOU” goes out to Ed Kirkland of Harvest Meat Markets, Bruce Conner of The Central Florida Food Banks, and Chris McLaughlin of Keller Williams Realty for their initial financial support and sponsorship.

National Day of Prayer

“Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it.” 

—Thomas Jefferson, 1808






“Another” Personal Relationship with Jesus

Our personal relationship with Christ is ALSO
“me in the Church – the Body of Christ”.
It’s here that I have a tangible relationship
with the hands, eyes, and feet of Jesus.

Just as there are aches and growing pains in our physical bodies, so to the personal relationship with Jesus’ hands, eyes, and feet is often uncomfortable – even painful.

Working love – We encounter a suffering when becoming joined and knitted firmly together by the supply from every joint. Love patiently endures the pain coming through this (other) personal relationship with Jesus – His body – the Church.

in Christ’s love,

Father Wade+

Rise Up Early and Pray!

Rise up early and pray! Pray in humility, in faith, in love, in forgiveness. Pray for those near and far, your friends and foes, and pray for me, a sinner!