photo by Carolyn Bertsch
Bob Brown of Sauk Rapids (right) and local resident David Mavie (left) share an umbrella to stay dry at the National Day of Prayer gathering May 7. About 50 people gathered in the rain outside of the Stearns County Courthouse to participate in the National Day of Prayer led by Pastors Carol and Geary Smith, founders of Place of Hope Ministries. During the course of an hour, prayers were said for the government, law-enforcement officers, churches, military, families, education, media and businesses. After prayers were said, the crowd was led into song.