Mary Cordle
A choir sings during the National Day of Prayer meeting held Nov. 4 in Caliente.

The National Day of Prayer gathering was held on Nov. 4 at the Caliente Volunteer Fire Hall. There were no Democrats, Republicans, or other political or denominational dividers as the churches in Lincoln County came together to pray for the nation, county, schools and the midterm elections.

The day began with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer led by Deacon Pat FitzSimons of Holy Child Catholic Church. Musical numbers were performed by Cole Bradshaw, Caliente Christian Center, Bible Talk from Panaca, and Bella Voce. Karen Culverwell and Andy Robinson provided piano accompaniment.

Between each musical performance, prayers were said by Bradshaw, Paul Matthews, Panaca stake president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Marty Bushman, Holy Child Catholic Church.

The closing hymn was conducted by Bushman and sung by the congregation, followed by the closing prayer by Kevin Smith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The number of people in attendance has grown each year since the prayer day first began. Close to 80 people attended this year.