CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3.
The Gateway Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo. moved its event inside because of the rain.
Organizers said they gathered to pray for America and for unity in our country.
Ronald North says he hopes that events like these lead to change in the community.
"What happens is, I'm hoping that in between the meetings, in between the prayer meetings we'll see the fruit of that prayer start to manifest in the community and the country and the world," North said.
The church is inside the old Federal Building on Broadway Street.
Other churches around the Heartland also participated, including one in Anna, Ill.