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Cape marks National Day of Prayer

By Staff | May 5, 2011

Mayor John Sullivan took time to honor the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, reading a proclamation in council offices to 20 or so people who gathered to celebrate.
Twenty-six year Cape resident June Sommerfield was moved by the ceremony, saying the National Day of Prayer was an opportunity to unite people under God, regardless of how you worship.
Sommerfield was proud Sullivan took the time to recognize and honor the day.
“Our mayor has a moral responsibility to this community,” Sommerfield said.
Sullivan said prayer is a common theme for the entire city to rally behind, despite different political ideologies as election season approaches.
Sullivan said prayer was “one of the most important things”.
“I’d like to see our city get on the same page,” Sullivan said. “This is something to help bring everyone together. Who can argue about the importance of prayer?”
Pastor Michael Faircloth from New Hope Baptist Fellowship led the prayer during the service, saying the country is “in a mess” and needs the Lord’s help to make it through.
Faircloth, who’s New Hope Baptist Fellowship will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, said prayer is the tie that will bind the city together.
“Prayer is a common need and the consequence is the community coming together,” he said. “We need prayer.”