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Incoming Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek prays at the annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Featured speaker, Rev. David Sitler from the Glen Ellyn Seventh-day Adventist Church, chats with hospital chaplain Debra Hill, left, at Thursday's National Day of Prayer breakfast in Glendale Heights.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Bloomingdale Mayor Bob Iden gives the blessing as community and religious leaders gather Thursday morning at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club in Glendale Heights for the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Glenside Fire Department Lt. Bob Garon, left, rings a memorial bell to honor fallen firefighters and other first responders, while Glenside Fire Department Chief Russ Wood, right, reads a list of those honored.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Outgoing Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks was the keynote speaker at the annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Incoming Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek chats with guests before the annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Outgoing Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks is the keynote speaker at the annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Pastor Fred Joob of Christian Life Church, prays with others at the annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Lynette Ohse of St. Charles, left, prays with members of the Country Evangelical Covenant Church Don Gorder, of Huntley (facing camera) Char Sportsman, of St. Charles, right, and organizer George Delask of Dekalb (back to camera). The local church was hosting a "Drive-Thru Prayer" service in the church parking lot at the North East corner of McDonald Road and IL Route 47, Campton Hills Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Reflected in her car mirror, Karin Shiderler of Wonder Lake prays with Don Gorder of Huntley, center, and organizer George Delask of Dekalb, right, of Country Evangelical Covenant Church during an event in Campton Hills Thursday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Pastor Matt Gearke of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Round Lake shares a few thoughts before praying Thursday night at a National Day of Prayer gathering at the Round Lake Police and Public Works facility.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Greg Clements enjoys talking about the history of the National Day of Prayer during a prayer event at the Round Lake Police and Public Works facility Thursday night.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 5/2/2013 8:23 PM

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Images from the National Day of Prayer observances in the suburbs of Chicago.
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