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Local pilots join in National Day of Prayer flyover

Posted May 2, 2012

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— The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, and two Nash County men plan to contribute in a special way. Charles Mullen and Tony Stone will join pilots across the nation, flying over state capitols and praying.

Mullen and Stone will be flying over the State Capitol building in Raleigh at noon Thursday.

"Flying and praying just seem to go together," Mullen said. "To look out and see all the beautiful things...it's an awesome, peaceful experience."

Just what will the two be praying for?

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"We're wanting to pray for our national, state, local governments, our families...asking the Lord to heal our land, to bring us racial unity," Stone said.

Mullen and Stone will be just a little closer to the heavens, putting in a good word.

The mission of the National Day of Prayer is "to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture." Churches and groups across the country are taking part by planning public prayer gatherings.

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  • gfly520 May 8, 2012

    Littlebobeep that poseted below
    You would find it interesting that these two gentlemen spend right much of there own money flying for a charity called angel flight. They facilitat low income families by flying there children nationwide at no charge to hospitals. I hate to speculate like you have but iam shure you are giving your time and resources right know to a charity that you were obviously concered about instead of putting gas in your car.

  • westoflyra May 2, 2012

    Interesting to note that Barack Obama did the 2012 Proclamation according to their website. By the way, National Day of Prayer is inclusive of all religions instead of just one. So, depending on how you look at it, he's not showing preference or establishing any law forcing people to abide by it. Freedom from religion means you don't have to endorse it.

  • littlebobeep May 2, 2012

    Why not send the money you will pay on gas for these flights to a charity instead. It'd do a darn site more good than this pointless exercise.

  • dcatz May 2, 2012

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  • ncgayatheist May 2, 2012

    Please don't pray for me. And I really don't like the idea of a bunch of religious nuts filling the skies over the State Capitol like a bunch of crazed flies. Can't god hear you from the ground?

  • Zorg May 2, 2012

    Sounds OK to me. A nice message.

  • JohnnyMcRonny May 2, 2012

    No - it's not because it is a religious event sponsored by the government. Do it by all means but keep the government out of it.

  • OnlyTheBestWillDo May 2, 2012

    This is great!

  • s.wake.co May 2, 2012

    Cool!