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People come together in Rochester for the National Day of Prayer

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ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Faithful people across the country came together in spirit on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

In Rochester, hundreds of people gathered on the steps of City Hall to commemorate the day. Many more filled churches in the surrounding area.

For many, it’s a day to pray for the future of their city and country. Bishop David Singleton told us Rochester’s event attracts more than just locals.

“In fact, we have some folk from Texas, from Florida, from New York City and Niagara Falls,” he said. “They’ve come from different places to join in this time of prayer because they recognize the value of prayer that much, and they want to be a part of it here in Rochester.”

The National Day of Prayer was originally set aside by President Harry Truman in 1952 during the Korean War.

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