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Tillamook residents can take advantage of several ways of participating in this year’s National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7.

“We can’t have a prayer train this year, “ says Linda Hanratty, president of the Tillamook County Wide Prayer Team. Instead, residents can participate in ways best suited to themselves, including self-guided car prayer tours, a prayer walk in Garibaldi, or by going online to various local and national prayer formats throughout the day.

With COVID-19 social distancing measures in effect, a Prayer Car Tour is one idea residents may choose and go at their own pace. A prayer guide for this - specific to Tillamook County - is downloadable from the Tillamook County Wide Prayer team at It will also be available to pick up at Tillamook City Hall at 10 am Thursday. These guides will also be available Thursday at 10 am at city halls in Rockaway and Bay City, at the log cabin Beaver Deli, at the Hebo Christian Center; and at 10:45am at Wheeler City Hall. Neskowin residents can meet at 10 am at their city bus stop. A prayer walk starting at 9:00am is planned for Garibaldi. For details on this prayer walk, contact Lauri Norman at 971-275-2681.

“This is a time to put the flags in the back of your pickup… to have flags flying out your windows. Kind of like after 911 - everywhere you looked there were flags - off car antennas, out of windows, everywhere. It’ll be good for the morale of our city,” says Hanratty. “We will pray for our leaders, our health care workers, our schools, our businesses, for those who are out of work to find jobs and ways to support their families.”

“This has the ability to be grass roots and gloriously fun and upbeat,” she said. “We want to pray for our nation, our community and healing and protection from the COVID-19 virus and its effects on every part of our community.

Additional information on the 69th National Day of Prayer and ways to be involved is also available online at

May 7 will also launch the beginning of 50 days of prayer for the County. Many Tillamook County churches and prayer groups will be participating, says Hanratty. The “50 Days of Prayer Oregon Coast” book, written specifically for the Tillamook County area, is available through local churches, or through the Tillamook County Wide Prayer website at A Tillamook County Reading Guide, which supplements the book, is also available in downloadable format from the website.

The newly published paperback, “50 Days of Prayer Oregon Coast” by Linda Hanratty and Terry Blaser, is also available through Amazon for $7.99. This is the first time the book has been available online through Amazon.

“Join us as we pray in blessings! Your prayers help!” says Hanratty.

National Day of Prayer - Tillamook County

May 7th, 2020

Car Prayer Tour Through Your City!!

Stay in Your Car!!!

9:00 AM Prayer Walk Garibaldi- contact Lauri Norman 971-275-2681 for Prayer Walk Details

10:00 AM Rockaway Beach Car Prayer Tour: Meet at City Hall to go to Rockaway and Wheeler

10:45 AM Wheeler Car Prayer Tour: Meet at City Hall

!0:00 AM Bay City Car Prayer Tour: Meet at City Hall

10:00 AM Tillamook Car Prayer Tour: Meet at City Hall

10:00 AM Beaver Car Prayer Tour: Meet at the Log cabin store on Hwy 101

10:00 AM Hebo Car Prayer Tour: Meet at Hebo Christian Center

10;30 AM Cloverdale Prayer Tour: Meet at the US Bank parking lot by storage unit

11:00 AM Pacific City Prayer Tour: Meet at the Nestucca Presbyterian

10:00 AM Neskowin: Prayer Tour: Meet at the bus stop



· 12:00 Noon –1:00 Prayer in Tillamook County. Join for Prayer on the Tillamook County Wide Prayer FaceBook live stream.

· 9:00 am– 9:00 pm ALL DAY Prayer for our State and Nation. PRAY Oregon FaceBook

· 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm National Day of Prayer to pray for our Nation on: FaceBook Live, Moody Broadcasting, God TV and Daystar

· May 7th, 2020 50 Days of Prayer Oregon Coast Starts with a new Tillamook Co. Reading Guide— for free daily reading guide or Books may be obained through Tillamook Co. Churches or on Amazon: 50 Days of Prayer Oregon Coast

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