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Local prayer events allow voters to reflect ahead of Tuesday's election

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As the direction of America is about to become more clear, several prayer events are letting people pause and focus on the future of the country. 

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth stood shoulder to shoulder on Monday at Jefferson Square in downtown Louisville. They weren't looking to sway the vote, rather they came together to put America's presidential pick in the hands of their creator. It's a stark contrast from what many have labeled negative campaigns ran by both Trump and Clinton. 

"[We prayed] that we would learn to have reverence for each other and to be able to share differences in a respectful way," said Susan Gatz with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. 

Over in New Albany, this isn't Ruby Flick's first presidential election. 

"I remember when they said there would never be a Catholic, and then John Kennedy," she said. "And then they said there would never be a black man, and now there will never be a woman..." 

But she found peace by sitting in her usual pew at Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church. The congregation at Jacobs Chapel, along with 30 other churches across southern Indiana, were welcomed to a four-hour prayer service on election eve.

Rev. Wilma Bone urged followers to call upon a higher power, because the way she sees it, the vote is in "his" hands. 

"It doesn't matter who wins tomorrow. God is still in control," Rev. Bone said.  

Looking to pray before or after a trip to the polls? 

St. Vincent Church at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Motherhouse located on Hwy 31E in Bardstown will be open for prayer services from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 

The same hours and a similar prayer event are offered on election day at the Ursuline Motherhouse located on Lexington Road in Louisville.

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