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Group affirms power of prayer

SEBRING - About 200 people gathered Thursday to affirm the power of prayer, not just one day but every day, as part of an annual tradition former Highlands County Clerk of Courts L.E. “Luke” Brooker started 19 years ago. The first Thursday of May is Day of Prayer. “We look and turn around in our country and we are thankful there is prayer,” said Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine. “It is hard to imagine what it would be like if there was no prayer.” Germaine told the audience it was his predecessor and former boss, Brooker, who started the tradition that has been held every year since 1994.
“One promise I made to him is that we would continue the Day of Prayer,” he said. Walker Memorial Academy’s Fire ‘N’ Steel band entertained the audience. Heartland Idol Mary Hazel Teope gave a rousing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Sebring Mayor George Hensley said while the Day of Prayer focused on prayer for a day, Bible believers pray every day even though there is no demand of them to do so.