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An Overview of Tennessee’s Day of Prayer and Fasting

Oct 11, 2019

The TN.10.10 event in Nashville
Several thousand Tennesseans gathered last night at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville in response to Governor Bill Lee’s proclamation urging citizens to set aside that day for prayer and fasting. The event was organized by various Nashville-area churches. Those who gathered received exhortations from area pastors, were led in prayer by various persons, prayed amongst themselves, and worshipped through music. While some Tennesseans expressed their objection to the governor’s proclamation, no incidents of incivility or disturbance were reported.

When questioned by the media about the day of prayer, Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton said, “We have a national day of prayer as well. Congress has designated a certain day in May every year, so this isn’t out of the ordinary.”

Other prayer events took place in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis.


News Sources

TN.10.10 Nashville Prayer and Fasting Event Video (2 hour worship service video)
World Outreach Church | YouTube

Change Center TN.10.10 prayer event draws spiritual, civic leaders together
WATE 6

Governor’s Day of Prayer & Fasting
WATE 6

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Proclaims Official Day of Prayer, Fasting on Thursday
Fox 17

Gov. Lee’s Full Proclamation for October 10th
TN Secretary of State

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