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City-wide prayer vigils gain momentum

Bars of Amazing Grace played from the speakers on a Hartselle fire truck and church bells rang the evening of April 3 in participation of the event known as Hartselle United in Prayer and Song.  

People of faith in Hartselle will gather together again in spirit tonight to pray for the community and country during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The idea began with neighbors in the Shoal Creek neighborhood doing the same. Mayor Randy Garrison said he was tagged in the Facebook post after the community off Garner Road held its vigil.  

“The post has been shared more than 500 times,” Garrison said. “I’ve had people reach out to me to say we should continue doing this on a weekly basis until this is all over.”  

Garrison said Christians in Hartselle are encouraged to participate by praying and singing in their driveways or front yards at 7:30 p.m. tonight.  

“I believe in the power of prayer and the Bible says if we humble ourselves and ask God for what we want He will grant it,” he said.  

“Hartselle is a very faith-based community and we’ve seen great response from the event so far.”  

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