JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon is among a host of Missouri government leaders who are expected to attend the Sixth Annual Legislative Prayer Service sponsored by the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Christian Life Commission, The Pathway and Concord Baptist Church.
The event, which the public is urged to attend, is set for Jan. 6, 9 a.m., at Concord, located at 3724 W. Truman Blvd., in Jefferson City.
The approximately 45-minute service features worship in song, a time of prayer for leaders, their families and their staffs in each branch of Missouri government and a brief charge to the lawmakers to be delivered this year by David Tolliver, executive director, Missouri Baptist Convention. The title of Tolliver’s message is “One Nation Under God” based on 2 Corinthians 3:17.
“Our nation and state are faced with many great challenges and we consider it a privilege as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to assemble in public and set aside this time to specifically prayer for our government leaders,” said Pathway Editor Don Hinkle. “We want them to know we love them, will continue to pray for them and their families and urge them to pass laws that will bring honor and glory to God.”
Featured musical talent at this year’s service include pianist Debbie Poire and vocalist Mark Meyers of Concord Baptist Church and vocalist Justin Nelson, worship pastor, South Creek Church, Springfield, who will offer a patriotic medley.