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Tri-County Prayer event to be hosted at Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Friday, April 13, at 7:00 pm, University of the Cumberlands (UC) will host a Tri-County Prayer Focus event in Gatliff Chapel, located on the UC campus. The purpose of the prayer event is to bring light to those who are broken and in need of spiritual uplifting and divine intervention in the Tri-County community.

“The harvest is ripe,” says Diane Jamison, assistant professor in UC’s math department and coordinator of the prayer event. “The body of Christ needs to pray for laborers for the harvest.”

Jamison is involved with the UC Baptist Campus Ministries Prayer Team where she appreciates the initiative that the students take to meet once a week to pray. When she realized that a statewide prayer initiative had been scheduled for May 1-7, she contacted the coordinators for that event and told them about UC’s prayer group. It was decided that Gatliff Chapel would be the perfect place to conduct the second annual Tri-County Prayer Focus.

“Everyone involved with the event has high hopes that the Tri-County Prayer will bring about a refreshing sense of unity,” says Jamison.

Students at the University of the Cumberlands have been praying for unity in the body of Christ on Friday nights in the Gatliff Chapel at 8:00 p.m. throughout this academic year. In an effort to unite together as the Body of Christ in answering His call to become a people of prayer, it is Jamison’s desire to have at least two members from every church in the tri-county area join with the campus body to pray for our nation, our state, and our region and build on the groundwork of their prayers at the second Tri-County Prayer Focus.

The first Tri-County Prayer Focus was hosted by Grace on the Hill Methodist Church on May 1, 2011; the sponsors hope to make this an annual event.

“Our nation, our state, and our region are in need of the body of Christ to unite and pray for His wisdom and guidance – His love and mercy – in this hour,” stated Jamison.

For more information on this event and how you can be involved, please contact Diane Jamison at or by phone at 606-539-4314.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.