National Day of Prayer

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T-R PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY

A Christian rock group performed Thursday before dozens of Marshalltown area residents on the Marshall County Courthouse lawn as part of National Day of Prayer activities. This year’s theme was “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us,” according to the NDP website. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming a NDP must be declared by each subsequent president at an appropriate date of his/her choosing. The first Thursday in May has been declared NDP in recent years. For more information, visit nationaldayofprayer.org.