Pastor Alex Falder
(far right) prays for churches across the United States with three other members of the community at the National Day of Prayer on May 7. More than 35 members of the community gathered on the Wabash County Courthouse lawn to pray for topics including family, government, and media. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
On Thursday, May 7, more than 35 members of the Wabash County community gathered on the Wabash County Courthouse lawn to participate in the National Day of Prayer and fifth annual Hesychia House prayer walk.
The community gathered on the courthouse lawn as part of a national movement to exercise religious freedom rights, according to Pastor Tom Curry.
“I think on courthouse lawns in Huntington County, Grant County, and all the surrounding counties in different states and even in Washington, D.C., there is this national movement,” Curry said, “so we’ve chosen to be a part of a national movement of Christians exercising their freedom in this way and seeking God’s power and light and love to more and more and more to come into our homes, come into our lives, and come into our courtrooms, not in a formal legislative way, but in a presence of light and love that changes people and we want that more, not only for the world, but for every neighborhood.