The nation’s annual Day of Prayer today, Thursday, May 2, is being celebrated throughout the county, in churches from Apalachicola to Carrabelle, as its theme focuses on the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”

Evangelist Alma Pugh, coordinator of the event on behalf of Love Center Church Ministries in Apalachicola, Bishop Sheila W. Martin pastor, said several churches will focus on the National Day of Prayer in services spread throughout the county and throughout the day.

In Apalachicola, Pastor David Walker, of Covenant Word Christian Center, 158 12th St., will conduct services at 11:30 a.m., with Pastors Thomas and Valentina Webb Tabernacle of Faith International Ministry, 148 8th St., hosting a service at noon.

The service at Living Waters Assembly of God, 1580 Bluff Rd., conducted by Pastor Scotty Lolley, is at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., Pastor Susan Roach will lead prayers at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 379 Brownsville Rd., and at 7 p.m., Pastor Barry Hand, of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 98 Avenue E, will lead a prayer service.

Also at noon, there will be services at Eastpoint Church of God, 379 Ave A,, led by Pastor Larry Sterling; at St. George Island United Methodist Church, 201 East Gulf Beach Dr. led by Pastor Brian Brightly; and at Carrabelle’s First Assembly of God, 307 NW 3rd St., led by Pastor Ron Barks.

For more information, you can reach Pugh at 370-6465.