Rolling Meadows celebrates prayer day

Updated 5/3/2011 6:34 PM

Rolling Meadows clergy and city officials will host the community's first prayer drive at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 5, starting in the parking lot of city hall, 3600 Kirchoff Road.

Rev. Phil Miglioratti of the National Pastor's Prayer Network is organizing the event on the 60th National Day of Prayer, along with the Rev. Rande Smith, pastor of The Community Church of Rolling Meadows. Other churches are also involved.


Mayor Ken Nelson and Mayor-elect Tom Rooney will join the group, and everyone is invited.

After praying for people who work in local government, the caravan will travel to a nursing home, a school, a park and a business to pray for other aspects of the community.

"We'll be focusing on bringing blessings to each of the different sites we go to," said Miglioratti, who is based in Palatine.

There will not be any speeches, and the group will be at each site a maximum of 20 minutes, he said.

Among other local events for the National Day of Prayer, Living Hope Church at 777 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village will have a service at 7 p.m. and Mount Prospect will have a prayer breakfast.