Christians gathered at the Statehouse at noon Thursday for the annual National Day of Prayer as they did in several other South Carolina cities.
They prayed for the military and for children and their families. And they prayed for leaders, on the local, state and national level. Adrian Moldovan is with Moldovan Evangelical Ministries of West Columbia.
(Moldovan leads the crowd in prayer MP3 :35)
Moldovan came to the U.S. in the 1980’s from Romania, as the child of a family persecuted in their native country due to their Christian religion. He said that his father and grandfather were tortured for their religious beliefs. Moldovan says the United States is the greatest country on earth, and we take for granted our religious freedom. He said he is greatful to have a president who acknowledged the National Day of Prayer.
(Moldovan on prayer MP3 1:02)
Moldovan on prayer
The Capitol City Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer is Chris Smith. Concerning the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court against the National Day of Prayer, Smith says it doesn’t make sense to consider the event unconstitutional.
(Smith on prayer MP3 1:43)
Smith on prayer