For a solid hour, the nation will bow, the nation will pause, the nation will take a moment to reach out to a higher power.
The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday at Noon and Hannibal's participation will be strongly noted.
"We're getting the youth to do it," Dixie Forte, the coordinator of Hannibal's national prayer event, said. "They've never done it before, so the youth are going to be involved a lot in the prayers and the musicals."
Fifth Street Baptist Church will be the setting once again for Hannibal's National Day of Prayer. Host of the event will be Pastor Justin Mosher.
A music service will take place this year beginning at 11 a.m and the National Day of Prayer will commence at noon.
"We're usually over at 1 o'clock so people can get back to work," Forte said.
Hannibal Mayor Roy Hark will read a proclamation and prayer readers include Pastor Corey Allen, youth pastor from Tabernacle of Praise, Isaac Davis, youth minister at Tabernacle of Praise, Pastor Curt Riley, Abundant Life Worship Center of Monroe City, Nick Allen youth minister at Tabernacle of Praise, Pastor James Bridges of Livingway Christian Fellowship, Chantyra Branae youth ministry at Tabernacle of Praise and Yasmin Elliot, youth minister at Tabernacle of Praise.
God Bless America will be sung by Grace Keith.
"I believe it'll be a good crowd this year," Forte said. "We're just trying to get people to pray and we're just trying to get all the churches to pray, pray, pray. We want everyone. Even if people don't go to church."