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posted: 5/2/2013 5:48 PM

Even people in a hurry could observe National Day of Prayer

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  • Reflected in her car mirror, Karin Shiderler of Wonder Lake prays Thursday with Don Gorder of Huntley and George Delask of DeKalb, members of the Country Evangelical Covenant Church in Campton Hills. The church hosted a "Drive-Through" prayer service in its parking lot at McDonald Road and Route 47 to commemorate the National Day of Prayer.

       Reflected in her car mirror, Karin Shiderler of Wonder Lake prays Thursday with Don Gorder of Huntley and George Delask of DeKalb, members of the Country Evangelical Covenant Church in Campton Hills. The church hosted a "Drive-Through" prayer service in its parking lot at McDonald Road and Route 47 to commemorate the National Day of Prayer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Lynette Ohse of St. Charles, from left, Don Gorder of Huntley, George Delask of DeKalb and Char Sportsman of St. Charles share a prayer Thursday at Country Evangelical Covenant Church in Campton Hills. The church hosted a "Drive-Through" prayer service in its parking lot at McDonald Road and Route 47 on the National Day of Prayer.

       Lynette Ohse of St. Charles, from left, Don Gorder of Huntley, George Delask of DeKalb and Char Sportsman of St. Charles share a prayer Thursday at Country Evangelical Covenant Church in Campton Hills. The church hosted a "Drive-Through" prayer service in its parking lot at McDonald Road and Route 47 on the National Day of Prayer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
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Country Evangelical Covenant Church hosted a "Drive-Through" prayer service Thursday in the church parking lot in Campton Hills as part of the National Day of Prayer.

The church, at McDonald Road and Route 47, had members on hand from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accept prayers of concern or praise, and to pray immediately with the individual, if so desired.

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Suburban houses of worship, local governments and people throughout the country celebrated the annual National Day of Prayer, which began in 1952 when President Harry Truman declared an annual National Day of Prayer after Congress declared the first Thursday in May to be a day for people "to turn to God in prayer and mediation."

The day was intended to be nondenominational.

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