Thursday has been designated as National Day of Prayer. This year the United Methodist Church will host the event at 6 p.m.

“The church will have an area for veterans to sit as a group,” said Jim Brown, veterans service officer at the Mesquite Veterans Center.  “Please wear appropriate veteran attire for this service. They have asked for some veterans to provide an honor guard for the service.”

The church is located at 420 W. Pioneer Road.

“With things the way they are this service comes at an ideal time,” Brown added.