Volunteers read Scripture for 85 straight hours

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OZARK, Ala. (WTVY) -- All different Christian denominations are taking part in the Bible Reading Marathon ahead of National Day of Prayer, Thursday.

More than 100 church volunteers and pastors, from throughout Dale County, have been reading the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation since Sunday afternoon.

They'll continue reading non-stop for a period of 85 hours.
What's unique about the situation is the fact that they are doing this marathon in front of a courthouse.

Pastor Dennis Tew of Southside Baptist Church says, "We have blocks where churches will sign up for more than three hours at a time.They'll bring four to six people. They'll just rotate until the next church comes in and takes up the slack. We always cover the basis. We're always reading the word of God, from the time we start to the time we finish."

The readers will conclude Thursday at noon. The group will then have a prayer service in honor of the National Day of Prayer.

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