Mayor Johnny DuPree hosts prayer breakfast for National Prayer D - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Mayor Johnny DuPree hosts prayer breakfast for National Prayer Day

Guests enjoying the prayer breakfast at the Convention Center. Source: Jac Bedrossian. Guests enjoying the prayer breakfast at the Convention Center. Source: Jac Bedrossian.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Mayor Johnny DuPree celebrated National Prayer Day with a prayer breakfast at the Convention Center.

National Prayer Day is annually observed every first Thursday of May. This year's theme is "For your great name's sake! Hear us...forgive us...heal us!"

Jackson Pastor, Jerry Young, helped lead the prayer service. Mayor DuPree said prayer is an important aspect of community.

"It's a thing that pulls us together," said Mayor DuPree. "You know when we have natural disasters, we all pray. When we have personal disasters, we all pray. When things happen in our lives that we can't control, we all pray. It's the one thing that kind of gives us hope."

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Four Carey athletes named SSAC players of week

    Four Carey athletes named SSAC players of week

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:01:09 GMT

    Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.

    More >>

    Four William Carey University athletes were honored for helping their respective teams capture Southern States Athletic Conference championships.

    More >>
  • JCJC star guard Alexis Tolefree commits to Arkansas

    JCJC star guard Alexis Tolefree commits to Arkansas

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:54:17 GMT

    Jones County Junior College standout guard Alexis Tolefree recently had a change of heart regarding her initial college decision. After committing to Ole Miss, she announced Wednesday her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas.

    More >>

    Jones County Junior College standout guard Alexis Tolefree recently had a change of heart regarding her initial college decision. After committing to Ole Miss, she announced Wednesday her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas.

    More >>
  • Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:52:38 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly