GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Several local counties took the time Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer.
Residents in Gadsden County got together for an annual prayer gathering Thursday.
The theme this year around the country is "Unity", and that was the focus for residents in Gadsden County.
"People need to know that the homeless are real people. They're just like everybody else, and if you knew some of the stories, maybe you would look at them differently," said Patricia Smith, event co-organizer. "Some of them have really been through some different things, and they didn't know how to get out of it. So, they resorted to living in the woods."
More than a dozen ministers came together from around the county to pray for healing and restoring the community.
The county has celebrated the National Day of Prayer for several years now.
A pastor from Chattahoochee said it's true that the family that prays together, stays together, so each and every community was covered Thursday in prayer.
"This community, by and large, God-fearing, Bible-believing people, and that demands that we do our part in prayer," said Mark Moore, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. "The National Day of Prayer is a tremendous vehicle for us to bring Christians of all faiths together to ask God to help and bless our nation, our state, and our county."
Thursday afternoon, Taylor County residents gathered in Perry for a similar event.