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Local pilots join in National Day of Prayer flyover

Posted May 2, 2012 3:50 p.m. EDT
Updated May 2, 2012 6:53 p.m. EDT

— 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?

"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.