Local church to host 20th annual prayerathon
Watertown Advent Christian Church, 213 S. Eighth St., will host a prayerathon on New Year’s Eve, starting Monday at 5:55 a.m. The prayerathon will continue throughout the day and night Monday until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Tuesday.
The church is open to the public. Anyone is invited to come and meditate, pray, listen to music, chat and silently worship throughout the day and evening and into the night. The church will be tracking the time zones throughout the world and praying for each area of the world as their New Year begins.
From 1-4 p.m., prayers will be given for the men and women in service to the United States in the Middle East. During these hours Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, United Arab Emirates and other countries in the Middle East will start their new year.
Another special emphasis will begin at 11 p.m., as prayers for the U.S. president, justices, senators, representatives and those in the various branches of government in Washington, D.C., will be given. At midnight, prayers will be given for the local community, mayor and aldermen; public servants with the police, fire and emergency responders; counties as well as the state as a new governor takes office in January 2019.