American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop OH-1799 and Trail Life (TL) USA Troop OH-0190, sponsored by Redeemer Church in Hudson, recently gathered at the Gazebo on the Green in Hudson to observe the National Day of Prayer.

The first Thursday of May is designated by the Congress of the United States of America to be a National Day of Prayer. President Trump and many dignitaries gathered in Washington, D.C., to speak of the importance of prayer and religious freedom to maintaining a healthy Republic on May 2.

Also, to observe this national event, AHG and TL troops all over the USA gathered at churches or in town squares and said prayers for the nation and her leaders. In Hudson at about 6:30 p.m. the young men of TL OH-0190 and the young women of AHG Troop OH-1799 and their parents observed the day.

The ceremony opened with the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, followed by reading of scripture, 1 Timothy 2:1-5 & 8, "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, …Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing."

After the scripture reading Ernest Miller, an Elder at Redeemer Church, said prayers for America and her leaders:

That America’s leaders would know Jesus and walk with him

That the families of government officials would be strengthened and encouraged

That America’s leaders would operate under God’s wisdom

Finally, young ladies, young men and adult participants said prayers for God’s blessing on America, encouragement for her officials and wise guidance for her leaders.

The ceremony concluded at about 6:45 p.m.

For more information about these Troops and information on how to join in the fun, visit the websites at https://americanheritagegirls.org/ or https://www.traillifeusa.com/.