People across the nation celebrated the 61st National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
A public observance of this year's Day of Prayer was done on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse. The theme was "One Nation Under God."
People in attendance offered brief prayers for local leaders. All of the music was provided by the Choir and Symphonic Wind and String Ensemble of God's Bible School and College.
The first National call to prayer was in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom for the forming nation.