The First Baptist Church of Springfield will be hosting a National Day of Prayer event for kids called “Play and Pray at the Park” on May 6. The event will be held at Ulmer Park in Springfield, located next to the Effingham County courthouse.
Children will gather for free play at the park beginning at 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., there will be a short devotion and time of prayer along with a balloon release. Snacks will be served as well.
“This event is very important to our community and to our country,” said Darren Thomas of the First Baptist Church of Springfield, organizer of the event. “Although we are disturbed by the recent ruling in Wisconsin, rendering the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, the ‘Play and Pray at the Park’ event is not political in nature. This is our third year of holding the event because we believe that it is critical to teach our children and grandchildren that they should pray for their nation and its leaders and to also realize the power of prayer in their own lives.”
The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.