Grayson County was one of the many communities across the nation to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.
The largest local event was held on the steps of the Judicial Building and included a variety of speakers from local churches as well as area elected officials who gathered to pray for the community as well as local and national government.
A brief performance by the Grayson County High School Band and a cookout handled by the county Road Department rounded out the hour-long event which brought a large crowd to the courthouse.
Event organizer Chester Shartzer asked the group to “stand together and lift our nation up in prayer.”
Grayson County Judge Executive Gary Logsdon, who assisted in the planning of the local Day of Prayer gathering said, “We couldn’t ask for a better community with which to serve the Lord. If you add prayer, you can do anything.”
Speaker Johnny Long said, “I’ve seen great things happen in Grayson County because we’ve prayed for this county.”
Other speakers at the event included Representative C.B. Embry, Mayor William Thomason, County Clerk Sherry Weedman, Brenda Wilson, Lee Shroerlucke, and Steve Holman.
Weedman reminded the crowd to not just stand up one day a year, but to continue praying for the community and the nation throughout the year. “Let’s not limit it to one day,” she said.
Shartzer said, following the event, that it could not have been accomplished without the help of the Fiscal Court. Other contributing groups included the Grayson County Ministerial Association and the 10 Commandments Defense group.
“I’m so proud that the band is here,” he added, saying that the high school band’s presence was very important to him. “It’s so right that they be here.”
Other local observations of the day included prayer walks, like one that local students took around the old courthouse on the square.