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Join Us for The National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Operation Andrew Group (OAG) and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee invite the community to join us for the 14th Annual Downtown Observance of The National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3. 


Nashville’s Mayor David Briley, MNPD Chief Steve Anderson, Former Mayor Bill Purcell, Rev. Charles McGowan, former President of The Operation Andrew Group, Rita McDonald of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, singer-songwriter Michael Card, and others will share insights on the legacy of unity we share at this time in our nation.

The service unites Metro, State, and community leaders to gather in prayer for Nashville, Tennessee and our nation. This year, the event will reflect on the late Rev. Billy Graham, illustrating the “Legacy of Unity” which he imparted to us. Now OAG, founded nearly 20 years ago by the influence Graham had on city leaders, continues to spread the message of divine hope and humility. Today OAG inspires business leaders to mentor young entrepreneurs, serves Metro schools and their students by partnering them each with a local church, and supports pastors by introducing them to sectors of our city through the LINC program. Together with community organizations across the Middle Tennessee area, OAG seeks to serve a new Nashville.


Rhonda Lowry, President of The Operation Andrew Group, shares, “We are honored to profile the legacy of Billy Graham and his impact on individual lives, pointing them simply to Jesus. What Rev. Graham lived out on a global scale helps us all embrace the challenges of growth and diversity that Nashville experiences on a daily basis. This year we are revitalizing our commitment to prayer, hoping to strengthen community life going forward.”

Aaron Johnson, the 2018 OAG National Day of Prayer chair, brings the assurance that “Rev. Billy Graham’s legacy will be celebrated in a timeless way. Come join us and be a part of this truly unique experience and let’s stay unified.”

The lunch hour gathering makes it possible for downtown workers and residents to come by the Southern Baptist Convention building at the corner of Commerce St. and 9th Avenue. Free parking is available.

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For those who cannot make it to the downtown event, local YMCAs throughout Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky will host prayer-focused events on May 3, all free and open to the community.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Association Office
1000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
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