GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – There will be a National Public Square Biblical Rosary Prayer Rally on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. in the Gallipolis City Park by the Gazebo on Second Street.

All faiths are invited to join in the event as thousands all over the country also participate “to answer the call for prayer and sacrifice in reparation and for the conversion of sinners.”

Organizers say they will be praying the rosary (meditations with repetitive prayer as background) “for world peace, to stop the onslaught of ISIS, and to save the country from moral decay and secularism.” As history shows, there is great power in public prayer because of its witness of faith and appeal for repentance, according to a press release on the event and further states, “Prayer has healed millions, ended wars, overthrown dictators, stopped the advance of militant Islam into Europe in 1456, 1571, and again in 1683.”