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Pray Rowan gathering to be held Saturday at Rowan County Courthouse

SALISBURY — Pray Rowan, a group of Christians who come together to pray for the community and its leaders, will host a prayer gathering from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rowan County courthouse, 210 N. Main St.

The idea for the program started with Father Lucas Rossi of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Salisbury resident Tonya Skelly, who is a development associate with the Billy Graham Library.

Skelly, who leads Pray Rowan, started a 2017 prayer breakfast that included local pastors and their wives as well as local leaders. At the same time, Rossi was seeking to start a prayer movement or rally in the city.

The first gathering brought hundreds to the lawn of the county courthouse. Subsequent meetings have been held at schools and churches throughout Rowan County.

Saturday’s prayer meeting marks a return to the courthouse since the initial October one.

The hourlong program will include short prayers for public servants, education, marriage and family, as well as the economy, drugs, crime issues, love and unity. Local ministers and community leaders will offer up prayers and, at the end, will pray with anyone who wants to pray.

There also will be a few worship selections and scripture readings. The public is invited to participate.

For more information about Pray Rowan, email Tonya Skelley at prayrowan@gmail.com, call 843-991-4142, or visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/prayrowan/.

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