Groups gather in Bangor, Belfast as part of National Prayer Day

Posted May 03, 2012, at 5:36 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A group of people gathered along the Bangor Waterfront on Thursday to pray as part of National Prayer Day.

Prayers were offered to city officials, schools, armies and members of the fire department.

Another group gathered at noon in Post Office Square in Belfast.

About 50 people listened as ministers from around Waldo County took the podium for a few minutes and prayed for Israel, the persecuted, the imprisoned, those who use social services and others.