Crime, nationâ??s fate among prayers during National Day of Prayer in Myrtle Beach

The National Day of Prayer was held on Thursday.

It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, and it takes place on the first Thursday of May.

People in our area, of all religions, honored the holiday through a prayer service at the Grand Strand Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach.

Around sixty-people showed up to the service.

It gave people a chance to pray about whatever was on the forefront of their minds.

Crime was a predominant theme among many of those who went to the service.

After a slew of violent crimes have taken place in our area, some residents are concerned about the rise of it in our backyards.

â??Weâ??re hearing so much about crime in our area these days. You used to hear of it far away, like up North, and places but it's right here on us now,â?? said Sandra Lovern.

Others prayed for the law enforcement who serve our communities each and every day.

â??Last year in 2013, 105 law enforcement officers gave their lives in the call of duty [and] 17 canine officers gave their lives in the line of duty,â?? said Michael Belue.

Others prayed for our nationâ??s lawmakers and those responsible for guiding our futures down the road.