Pratt Regional Medical Center hosted a prayer ceremony, organized by hospital chaplain Ron Moser, as part of annual National Day of Prayer observance.

Prayers for hope, safety, justice and much more found flight Thursday in Pratt near the north flag pole of Pratt Regional Medical Center as city leaders and others joined together for the National Day of Prayer. Organized by PRMC Hospital Chap- lain Ron Moser, it was a continuation of an annual event that began many years ago. It was also a patriotic observance with the flag salute, singing of the Star-Spangled Banner and America, the Beautiful included in the program.

"Prayer brings hope and we need to unite together to pray for our community," Moser said.

Praying for America's institutions of influence on a national and local level were Tim Branscom, Air Force Master Sgt. re- tired - military; Jennifer Stultz, Pratt Tribune Editor - media; Jeff Tayler, owner of Taylor Printing - commerce; Stacy Powell, online educator - education; Moser, PRMC Hospital Chaplin - churches; Stephanie Becker, new grandmother - families; Jack Kennedy, PRMC Vice President - health; Glenna Borho, Pratt County Commissioner - government; Brian Atteberry, first responder - public protection.
"I was very pleased with the ceremony and the turnout," Moser said. "It's a good thing we do this."

Other National Day of Prayer events also took part in Pratt, as well as around the county on May 3