‘Prayer Over the City’ scheduled for Dec. 31

FILE - In this file photo, American Baptist Alex Wilke prays at the 2016 Prayer Over the City, held at the historic St. George LDS Tabernacle. St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The faith community will join together on December 31 for the 12th annual “Prayer Over the City” at the Delores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State University campus in St. George.

“This one hour annual event has been held for over a decade and this year will feature the Interfaith Choir singing “Homeward Bound” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” St. George Interfaith Council secretary Tim Martin said in a news release.

“Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to be uplifted with the larger faith community here in St George.”

Civic and faith leaders will deliver brief thoughts or prayers on a variety of subjects and music will be provided by an interfaith choir.

Prayers will be offered by leaders of 16 different churches including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist, Presbyterian, Jewish, Community of Christ and others.

Past “Prayer Over the City” events have included not only members of various Christian denominations, but also representatives of the Jewish and Buddhist faiths.

Admission is free and open to all. The event is expected to last until 1 p.m.

Event details

  • What: “Prayer Over the City.”
  • When: Dec. 31, noon.
  • Where: Eccles Fine Arts Center, Dixie State University, 225 S. 700 East, St. George.
  • Admission: Free.

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  • 42214 December 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I sure hope the guy prays for better drivers in this town.

    • comments December 26, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      I pray for it every time I get in the car.

  • .... December 26, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic news and I’m sure this will result in a positive reaction from the community and I would like to thank all those involved in making this possible. Praise the Lord !

  • theone December 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Pray away, but remember it will have zero results because deep down you so called adults know it’s a bunch of supernatural nonsense.
    In place of prayer I am going to hold out hope that this belief in a fairy tale will come to an end before the 23rd century.

    • ladybugavenger December 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      You’re right Theone, it all depends on who they are praying too. Are they praying to Joseph Smith? Santa Claus? Are they praying to an idol? Are they praying to a false God? Are their hearts full of sin? Psalm 66:18 if I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear ..

      There is only one name above all names- Jesus. The only way to the father is through his son, Jesus.

      It takes a lot of work and pain to rip the ugly heart out of a person and replace it with good.

      Shame on the people that have hurt you and turned you against God!

      I have shook my fist at God and cursed Him and turned from him and I was angry for a long time, saying a lot of the things you say, so I understand. God didn’t give up on me and He didn’t turn His back on me. And God hasn’t given up on you, either.

      • theone December 28, 2016 at 9:24 am

        There was nobody that hurt me or that turned me against a thing called God. I’ve never believed in this fairy tale, and after reading the scripture it made realize even more what a fake thing it is.

    • ladybugavenger December 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      When I turned towards God, I went through the fire… one bad and heartbreaking tragedy after another. I was attacked and ganged up on by groups of people, including my family. One false report after another. One tragedy after another. But I didn’t lose faith or hope, or belief during it (not this time) and in the end it was all worth it to have peace, love, joy, and gratitude..and with no material things, I was blessed. I was richer than a person with a mansion. I had something they wanted but that something is a gift that can only be given by God. I was free! Free from the pain. I can go there and get angry at the things that happened to me. I can even be triggered if someone does something similar to me now. But I learned to walk away and I remember i am delivered from that darkness.

      You and all those groups of people can call me delusional but peace isn’t delusional. If you knew me, you could see it. And in my eyes, people like you are just filled with hate. (I use to be just like you)

      If my story, can help someone feeling depressed, hopeless, or confused than it’s worth it.

      True peace comes from God and God won’t cross your free will to go against him. The way to peace is through God. The way to God is through Jesus.

      • theone December 28, 2016 at 9:33 am

        I love how your belief in the phony God you worship makes you believe I’m filled with hate because I call you out when you say something delusional.
        I actually feel sorry for you, it sounds like you have a weak personality that needs a crutch to lean on in order to survive.

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