A National Day of Prayer service at the Georgia State Capitol in 2009
Photo: KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC File
Photo: KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC File

5 places to observe National Day of Prayer in Atlanta

Thursday, May 3 will bring many varied prayer events to Atlanta and the nation for the National Day of Prayer.

It’s a tradition that stretches back to the 1950s, celebrated on the first Thursday in May.

Here are 5 places to take part in the National Day of Prayer in metro Atlanta.

Duluth Town Green Pavilion, Main Street, downtown Duluth. Noon-1 p.m., https://www.perimeter.org/pages/add-l-ministries/prayer/prayer-ministry/pages/national-day-of-prayer-ndop/  

East Cobb: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church will open its chapel 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. A worship service will be held at noon in the chapel. 955 Johnson Ferry Road , Marietta, GA 30068 https://johnsonferry.org/default.aspx?page=4066&eventId=9933  

Avondale: Prayer Walk from First Baptist Church Avondale Estates to Lake Avondale and back. 10 a.m. 47 Covington Road, Avondale Estates. http://www.afbc.com/ 

Liberty Plaza near the State Capitol. National Day of Prayer observance 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Capitol Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, across from the Capitol. http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/  

Roswell: Faces of War Memorial area, Noon-1 p.m., 38 Hill St.,  Roswell, GA, 30076, http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org 

To find more Atlanta events, visit nationaldayofprayer.org

National Observance: The National Day of Prayer event in Washington, D.C. will be streamed live at 7:30 p.m. http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/

Find Religion and spirituality events on the AJC calendar

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