Alabama Baptists mark Day of Prayer

Alabama Baptists were among those who gathered at local courthouses, parks and churches across the state and nation May 6 to observe the 70th annual National Day of Prayer.

In Andalusia, a gathering on the town square drew about a dozen people who prayed in small groups.

In a video prayer time earlier in the day, Covington Baptist Association director of missions Otis Corbitt spoke to this year’s theme: “Lord, pour out your love, life and liberty.”

“Our nation is just a nation, [but] it is special, and … we need to pray that our God will help us preserve those founding liberties and those founding privileges of serving Him, … to worship Him in freedom and in truth,” he said.

Several TAB Media staff members participated in the Birmingham Bible Reading Marathon, held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Staff members read assigned Scripture passages throughout the day. TAB production manager Dianna Cagle (pictured above) read Ezekiel 47–48.

The National Day of Prayer is observed each year on the first Thursday of May. More information is available at

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