The seventh annual Pine Bluff Prayer Rally will be held from 6-7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the steps of the Civic Center, 200 E. Eighth Ave., near the flag pole next to the post office.

The city-wide prayer gathering is presented by Saint Mary Harris, apostle and pastor of House of Bread Deliverance Church, according to a news release.

“Prayers of love and unity will be prayed for various spheres and influences to include: church, family, education, government as well as issues that focus on non-violence, the economy and overall betterment for the citizens in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County,” according to a release.

Participating prayer leaders will include Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington, Dewitt Hill, pastor of First Trinity Church of God in Christ; Derick Easter, pastor of New St. Hurricane Baptist Church; Mike Cottrell, pastor of Double Wells Assembly of God; Sgt. Billy Bradley of the Pine Bluff Police Department; Renice Davis, pastor of Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; Robbie Henry, apostle at Rhema Redemption International Ministries; and pastor and wife, Joe and Juanita Miller of Share-A-Prayer and Word Church.

The Rev. Arthur L. Hunt Jr., Arkansas National Day of Prayer state coordinator and President MLKBible.Education, will pray for education and the new MLK Bible and Back Pack initiative that launches Aug. 28. Skip Kirk, a minister of Hot Springs, will offer a prayer and a song and uplift a cross that he has carried for more than 35 years across the nation, according to the release.

“The goal for ‘Prayer Rally 7’ is that Pine Bluff, during and beyond this prayer time, will unite in values that are biblically based that bring a more united city. This effort supports the values documented in the constitution as our nation declares itself to be ‘one nation under God,’” according to the release.

“The vision of the Prayer Rally continues each day at the Pine Bluff Prayer Center with daily prayer at 9 a.m. and other prayer opportunities throughout the week,” according to the release.

Details: Saint Mary Harris, 870-872-2196 or