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National Day of Prayer celebrated throughout Upstate

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People pray at on National Day of Prayer event in Anderson. (May 2, 2013/FOX Carolina) People pray at on National Day of Prayer event in Anderson. (May 2, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

National Day of Prayer is marked Thursday with plenty of events throughout the Upstate.

The annual holiday is always held on the first Thursday of May, and it originated in 1775.

It celebrates the faith of the country's founding fathers, and everyone, no matter their faith, is invited to pray for the nation.

In Greenville, church leaders will host the 17th annual Upstate Alive at the Peace Center at 11:45 a.m.

Senator Tim Scott will be among those at the Anderson County Courthouse Plaza at noon to observe the holiday.

From 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., Simpsonville United Methodist Church will welcome worshippers to the lawn adjacent to the church on Main Street in Simpsonville.

Oconee County is inviting people to pray at Norton-Thompson Park in Seneca at 6 p.m.

Stay with Fox Carolina and foxcarolina.com for more updates on this holiday.

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