Following this year’s theme proposed by the organizing committee for the National Day of Prayer, Brookwood Gardens in Homestead, Florida, joined Signature HealthCARE facilities across the nation in “Praying for America”.
Gathered in the entrance of the Brookwood Gardens building, patients, family members and stakeholders celebrated together this day invoking God’s blessings and protections upon the United States and its citizens. After opening the event with the national anthem, Chaplain Eddie Santana, Director of Spirituality at Brookwood gave the invocation followed by an introduction of the days activities. Samuel Tate, administrator of the facility, read the presidential proclamation officially recognizing May 2, 2013, as The National Day of Prayer.
Students from St. John Episcopal School joined the Brookwood Gardens family, as they sang hymns of praises and blessing. Stakeholders and patients were later invited to present prayers of petitions for the nation which were later tied to a balloon and was freed into the air as a sign of their prayers being lifted up to the Lord.
Two special students from a Christian Martial Art school attended the event where they preformed martial art exercises with patriotic hymns as their musical and artistic martial art steps.
The event was a total success as all participating the festivities ended the activity praying psalm 85.6 , Will you not revive us again, so that your people may rejoice in you?
Well Rejoice the Brookwood Family did as they thanked the good Lord for this country. May God Bless The United States of America!
Eddie Santos, J.C.D., M.A., M.Div.
Director of Spirituality
Signature HealthCARE of Brookwood Gardens