Unity Health unites for Day of Prayer

As part of its mission to heal the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of its patients, Unity Health recently gathered together with associates and community leaders to observe the 2015 National Day of Prayer.

The National Day of Prayer, observed every year on the first Thursday in May, is a day devoted to praying for the country’s leaders, medical providers, law enforcement, schools and churches.

A prayer breakfast was held in the Unity Health Hubach Conference Center with Unity Health Chaplain Tim Corley, Searcy Mayor David Morris, White County Judge Michael Lincoln, Pastor of First Baptist Church Brian Whitney and Associate Pastor of New Life Church Craig Woodson presiding in prayer. Tom Martin, the chaplain for the Searcy Fire Department and Shepherd at Downtown Church of Christ, spoke during the breakfast about the importance and necessity of prayer.

Brian Whitney, pastor of First Baptist Church; Craig Woodson, associate pastor of New Life Church; Searcy Mayor David Morris; White County Judge Michael Lincoln; and Tom Martin, chaplain for the Searcy Fire Department and Shepherd at Downtown Church of Christ.

Unity Health associates and the Searcy Kiwanis Club gathered in the atrium located at Unity Health’s Specialty Care campus and formed a prayer circle in which individuals lifted up prayers of thankfulness.

This year’s theme for the National Day of Prayer was “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” which references 1 Kings 8:28 which says, “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”