While millions of Americans, from coast to coast across our nation, united hearts and hands on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM, in the City of Opalocka, the harmony made its way into the Municipal Complex Building, 780 Fisherman Street, 2nd Floor, for the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer Observation Luncheon, hosted by Opalocka Commissioner Rose Tydus.
This year’s theme was “One Nation Under God.” Program participants recognized the day by leading residents, business owners, dignitaries, employees, visitors and friends in prayer, song and praise. Following a warm Opa-locka welcome by Commissioner Tydus, the Presentation of Colors was conducted by the Honor Guard from the City of Opalocka Police Department. Musical Selections were performed by Michelle Gordon, combined with congregational songs throughout the program. There were five perspectives from which Prayer service was observed; 1.) Strong Families, addressed by Dr. Ella Cobbs of Theos’ Ministries International; 2.) Economics by David Futrell, Executive Director of the International House of Prayer; 3.) Education by Mrs. Jannie Russell, Executive Director of Teen Upward Bound; 4.) Safe Community by Pastor Bobby Rosario of Hogar Renacer Ministries; and 5.) Governmental Consciousness by Apostle Ernest Cobbs of Theos’ Ministries International.
An additional highlight to this year’s National Day of Prayer was a music video titled, “We Need God in America,” performed by Carmen. Immediately following the worship service, all guests were treated to a hot lunch.