PATERSON, NJ - In observance of the 60th annual National Day of Prayer, city officials will be hosting a service at noon on Thursday on the front steps of city hall at 155 Market Street.

Mayor Jeffrey Jones is inviting the public to attend the event, along with area pastors, faith-based organizations and various officials.

"I look forward to your participation in an uplifting time of prayer in our great city,'' the mayor said in announcing the prayer service.