Locals gathered at both the Panama City Beach and the Panama City City Halls Thursday afternoon to pray for our country.
The first Thursday of May is set aside as the National Day of Prayer by Congress.
This is the 62nd year of the annual event. The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for people to place their faith in the unfailing character of their creator.
Locally the day was highlighted with music and pastors of all faiths leading prayers for the country, government military, families and other aspects of our lives.