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Mattoon churches to mark National Day of Prayer

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MATTOON — Several local churches have partnered to hold a National Day of Prayer gathering on Thursday in downtown Heritage Park.

Rev. Dan Haifley of Maranatha Baptist Church said other churches participating in the prayer gathering will include The Fields, First Presbyterian, Grace Fellowship, Liberty Life, Lifepointe, and Truth & Grace Fellowship. The event will include prayers for the community and citizens, city administration, police, fire department, schools, health care workers and the nation.

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Haifley said everyone is welcome to attend the gathering at noon at Heritage Park, on the southwest corner of Broadway Avenue and 17th Street. He said local churches have held this event at various locations over the years, including outside the Mattoon Area Family YMCA and City Hall.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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