Around 45 county residents observed the National Day of Prayer on the first floor foyer of the Ray County Courthouse at noon Thursday. Barbara Schmidt of Hardin, left, lays her hand in prayer onto Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Erik Hurst of Lawson.
Hurst holds his son, Nicholas, 2. Prayers were led by various individuals and ministers, for guidance of elected officials, families, business owners and the judicial system. (Photo by JoEllen Black/The Daily News)