Prayers flying to the heavens...literally!

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

GILMER, TX (KLTV) -  Some East Texas fly boys are members of Pilots for Christ International, and on the National Day of Prayer, their flight plan had a spiritual purpose.

"The purpose of this flight is to pray for our nation, to pray for the leader of our nation, to pray for government officials [and for] everyone who needs prayer during this time we're living in right now," said Mark McElroy, a co-pilot.

In a B-35 Beachcraft, the group flew over our state's capitol at noon, synchronized with 49 other flights over state capitols across the U.S.

"It's a truly amazing event to be taking part in," said Austin Cheatham.

"We still believe that we are a Christian nation," said McElroy. "God will heal our nation if we ask him to."

And this time they prayed for help.

"We're obviously very concerned about the morality of our country - especially economically," said McElroy. "We have so many people that are hurting."

And that's why they believe prayer is sorely needed right now.

"It's a large part of what our country was founded on," said Cheatham.

To quote the author... it couldn't hurt!

Prayer-flight has come a long way since it started in 2006. It began as a single flight over the capitol of Ohio.

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