Pastor Darin Chappell, Chillicothe city administrator, greets everyone in attendance for the National Day of Prayer ceremony, held by the Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance on Thursday, at Silver Moon Plaza.

Pastor Darin Chappell, Chillicothe city administrator, greets everyone in attendance for the National Day of Prayer ceremony, held by the Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance on Thursday, at Silver Moon Plaza. The ceremony opened with a welcome from Pastor Rob Hurtgen of First Baptist Church, and the posting of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 121. Remarks were also made by Presiding County Commissioner Ed Douglas as well as representatives from the offices of Sen. Roy Blunt and Congressman Sam Graves. Prayers were said for all of the community, state, and national leaders, as well as police, fire fighters, EMTs. Speakers included Eric Reeter, Chillicothe Fire Department, (for first responders and emergency personnel); Rev. Jeff Keck, New Life Church (for Chillicothe and Livingston County); Pastor Darin Chappell, Chillicothe city administrator (for the city government); Rev. Tommy Sandifer, of Soul’s Harbor Church (for Livingston County government); Rev. Rob Hurtgen, of Baptist Church (for Missouri state government, including governor, Senate, House and courts); Rev. Chad Mayne, of Cornerstone Church, (for the United States of America, including president, Senate, Congress, courts); and the Rev. Jonathan Davis, of Cavalry Baptist Church (for all branches of the military, active duty service men and women as well as veterans). Ruthie Vinson sang “Amazing Grace” and Brynlee Faulkner and Michael Posey sang a duet, “The Prayer.” Mary Jones accompanied both pieces.