BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — On a Sunday when Citizens for Coal had asked folks across the region to pray for coal miners, the Princeton Church of God asked anyone needing prayer for job situations to come forward. Nearly half the church stood up and came to the altar to pray with the elders Sunday morning.
“Right now is a day designated to pray for miners, but we’re not going to just pray for miners, we’re praying for everybody,” Senior Pastor Dr. Ray Hurt said. “West Virginia is some of the hardest working people. Working in the mines, risking their lives, they deserve an opportunity. I want us to pray for that.”
Hurt asked God to “open doors of opportunity” to those in need of jobs during the prayer.