The first Thursday in May is set aside as "National Day of Prayer", and thousands of southwest Georgians took time to pray today.
"Bombarding Heaven with requests that God can respond to, and God just doesn't listen to anything so we have to in some way think about what we're gonna say," said MCLB Base Chaplain Ken Miller.
The MCLB held a special prayer breakfast in honor of the holiday and guest speaker Major James Edwards said there is a permanent spot for prayer in the military way of life.
"It's alright to have people who are on the outside and whose gonna provide us with the beans, bullets and the bandages â" but there needs to be something on the inside that can make you get up every day and to do that which needs to be done," said Edwards.
The ALDON Committee also held a prayer service in downtown Albany. Over 200 citizens attended and prayed for some aspect of the community.
"Right now some say the river's going up or it was. The economy's going down, people are concerned when we're in good times, people are happy and they're praying hopefully out of joy, but now people are praying out of necessity of need," said Reverend Garrett Andrew.