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NAACP holds Day of Prayer service

Joliet chapter hosts service for third year

A woman prays at the National Day of Prayer service hosted in 2017 by the Joliet chapter of the NAACP.[]

JOLIET – The NAACP Joliet Chapter will host a National Day of Prayer Service on May 3.

The service is open to the public and will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jacob Henry Mansion Old Central Church, 15 S. Richards St.

“This event is a much-needed way to unite our community through the power of prayer,” NAACP Joliet Chapter President Mike Clark said in a news release announcing the service.

It is the third year that the local NAACP chapter will host a National Day of Prayer service with Minister Naurice Moffett.

“During the service, we will pray for our community, schools, children, marriages, our nation and a variety of topics,” Moffett said in the release.

The NAACP is inviting people of all faiths to come to the service.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May.