On Thursday, May 1, residents and staff joined all peoples around the country and world in praying for the needs of our Nation. Hermitage residents began their day with a Prayer Breakfast where local pastors and political leaders were invited to share in this important event. The dining room was filled to capacity with residents enjoying a pancake breakfast as Hermitage’s new Administrator, Tiffany Clark, welcomed everyone to our National Day of Prayer service. This year’s theme for Signature’s third annual National Day of Prayer celebration is ‘In Defiance of Suffering.’ Chaplain Linda shared from Psalms 10:12 and God’s promise to help those afflicted and suffering. The QoL Director Tiffany Johnson shared the history of the NDOP. Volunteers, Karen Crowe and Gary Adams, ministered in music and they also joined the chaplain in offering up specific prayers for our Nation. Several residents commented on the program and how much they enjoyed it.
Following the prayer breakfast, residents filled the lobby to join in the live streaming ceremony sponsored by Signature’s Louisville headquarters and hosted by Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality. The company recognized the National Day of Prayer with an interfaith celebration of several religions and faith traditions. Representatives from a dozen religions or faiths came together for prayer, signifying spiritual diversity and the importance of prayer in daily life.
At noon, The QoL Director, her Assistant and the Chaplain took residents Julia and Betty (and husband) to the local community prayer event in front of the Courthouse. Both Julia and Betty bundled up with coats and blankets defying the windy, cool day. Julia said it thrilled her because she had never done anything like this before! It was a full and glorious day!