Linton churches have taken part in a Day of Prayer for several years at City Hall.
This year, though, members of the Linton Ministerial Association wanted to do something different. They wanted to get more people involved.
Instead of meeting just once at Linton City Hall, the group has selected nine locations around the city for prayer services on May 3.
"What we're trying to do is get more people involved," Warren Shake, associate minister at the Linton First Christian Church, said.
"It used to be that we just met at City Hall, and that didn't work with everyone's time schedule. We tried to spread it out throughout the day, and match up with people's time schedule better."
The churches selected nine locations to conduct their prayer services.
* Linton Police and Fire Departments -- 8 a.m. at fire station to pray for safety.
* Pregnancy Choices/
Right to Life -- 9:45 a.m. in front of the PC/RTL building on West Vincennes St. to give thanks and pray for young parents.
* Glenburn Home -- at 10 a.m. in the big activity room to pray for the caregivers and residents of nursing homes.
* Linton Community Food Pantry -- at 11 a.m. in the parking lot north of St. Peter Catholic Church to pray for the economy and that God will continue to provide for those in need.
* Linton City Hall -- noon in front of the building to pray for the leaders of the city and our government.
* Greene County General Hospital -- 1 p.m. at the flag pole to pray for the staff.
* Greene County Habitat for
Humanity -- 2 p.m. in the parking lot on the east side of the Linton Public Library to pray for housing.
* Linton-Stockton High School -- 3:15 p.m. at the flag pole in front of the high school to pray that students will have the desire to learn wisdom from the teachers.
* Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel -- 4 p.m. at the flag pole to give thanks to our veterans.
"Some people have a passion more for housing, some have a passion for education, and some people have a passion for the military. It's all important," Shake explained.
The effort to organize the event started about a month ago," Shake recalled.
"We want to make more people aware of prayer and that prayer is important. A lot of the time people don't think (prayer) will do anything. If they unite, they can make a difference."
Shake added that sometimes when you watch, read or listen to the news it's hard to believe one person can make a difference.
"You hear negative things, and people think they can't make a difference," Shake said. "But when you unite together you can make a difference. That's the idea behind it all."
Chris is the general manager/editor for the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by telephone at 847-4487 or 1-800-947-4487 or by email at email@example.com .