People of different genders, races, ages and denominations will come together to pray and worship at a Concert of Prayer at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Concert of Prayer happens at churches across the country, focusing on gathering a large group of people in one place at one time to pray and worship.
"We need to pray together for God to touch the churches in our society," said Mick Thielen, Lakes Prayer Commission board member and event organizer.
The purpose of prayer concerts is to unite people to pray and worship together in hopes of a revival.
"Many people think today's society isn't that bad," Thielen said, explaining that years ago people would have been appalled at things that go on in everyday life.
Thielen thinks the Concert of Prayer will open people's eyes to help them see their lives through the eyes of the Lord, and will help them realize if they've strayed from the path Jesus sent them on.
"(At Concert of Prayer) the whole church worships together, with all colors and stripes ... it's a preview of us coming together. In heaven it doesn't matter if you have a different church," Thielen said about the diverse religions that gather for Concert of Prayer.
People of all denominations are invited to attend Sunday's Concert of Prayer at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. The event will consist of worship, music and prayer. Thielen said the main focus of the service will be praying for the church and its unity.
Lakes Prayer Commission sponsors and helps organize Concert of Prayer, which has taken place at different Brainerd churches for about 10 years. Lakes Prayer Commission also helps with events such as the Lighthouse Movement, Moms in Touch, National Day of Prayer and the Lakes Area Prayer Breakfast.
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