Church Women United celebrating National Day of Prayer

Saying a prayer and making change.  Today is National Day of Prayer, when people of all faiths are called to pray for the nation and its leaders.  For some it is also a chance to reflect on the power of prayer in our lives.

A local group of women called, “Church Women United,” are serving as each other’s inspiration, but they are also trying to build a solid faithful foundation for their community.

“I grew up in a home that believed and had faith,” said Janet Flagg.

Flagg believes in the power of prayer.

“God is working with us, through us and we have to pray. You have to believe,” said Flagg.

She believes in the power of believing.

“I’m a living witness. I had colon cancer. I didn’t know I had it, I was never diagnosed with it, I was one who goes to the doctor faithfully,” said Flagg.

Flagg is now president of Church Women United.

“We come from all different denominations,” said Flagg.

An interracial group of women celebrating unity and diversity.

“We do have a common belief and that is in God. That is our focus. Everybody has different beliefs that’s okay, but we all bring them to the table, we pull it together and we work it,” said Flagg.

The group is working for a world of peace and justice.  Jo Barnes has spent more than 40 years sitting in the pews and praying with Church Women United.

“Most of all to know that you have someone that you can pray to or take your troubles to,” said Barnes.

Through prayer these ladies find the answers to their troubles.

“I prayed the whole time, I still thank God that he brought me through that, I know he works, I know he’s there,” said Flagg.

To get involved in Church Women United, call Janet Flagg at (270) 442-1502.

Local 6 communities are also taking part in the National Day of Prayer. Here are the ones we currently know about:

Metropolis courthouse lawn – 12:20 p.m.
Brookport city hall  – 12:20 p.m.
Joppa city hall – 12:20 p.m.

Grave County courthouse – Noon
Marshall County courthouse – 11:00 a.m.

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