Several events are being offered locally for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Columbus Government Center, 100 10th St., in front of the MIA/POW edifice. Call 706-221-6069.
A concert is 5:30 p.m. at the Phenix City Amphitheater, followed by prayer 6:30-7. Performing: Justin Belew/Elise Horne, Haden Sammons and Tim Maggart. This year marks the 59th annual observance. Offerings taken will benefit the Lee-Russell Ministerial Alliance. Rain location: Bethany Baptist Church, 2051 Pierce Road, Phenix City.
Another National Day of Prayer observance is being sponsored by the Thrivent for Lutherans Chapter 31234. It begins with a light breakfast at 8 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church (ELCA), 4026 Macon Road. The church will be open until noon for prayer. Call 706-561-3406.
A fourth event is noon-1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 3127 Tower Road. Call 706-649-3965.
This is the 59th annual observance.