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75 turn out for National Day of Prayer in Craig

Nicole Inglis
Mika Navratil, second from left, leads a prayer for families during a 2010 National Day of Prayer celebration at the Moffat County Courthouse. About 75 area residents turned out for the event.
Nicole Inglis

About 75 area residents gathered around the flagpole at Moffat County Courthouse on Thursday as spring snow flurries began to fall from the sky.

They clasped their hands and bowed their heads as they heard prayer after prayer for their country.

In celebration of the National Day of Prayer, which takes place the first Tuesday in May each year, the group prayed on behalf of the city, state and nation for God to watch over them.

Organizer Myrt Stagner said it is more important than ever to pray for the future of the country.

“With everything that’s going on, we need God in our nation more than we’ve ever needed him,” she said.

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In 1952, the U.S. Congress enacted a law to designate one day a year to national prayer. A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the law unconstitutional on April 15 of this year.

Yet, President Obama released an official proclamation for 2010 National Day of Prayer.

“In prayer, we have expressed gratitude and humility, sought guidance and forgiveness, and received inspiration and assistance, both in good times and in bad,” Obama wrote in the proclamation. “On this day, let us

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