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Local ministers aim to unite community with Sept. 11 prayer walk

Published 11:04am Friday, September 6, 2013

Local ministers are looking to promote unity as a day that will never be forgotten is commemorated once more.
The Alexander City Prayer Walk will be Sept. 11 starting in the Benjamin Russell High School parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
The Prayer Walk will be one mile, beginning and ending at BRHS, and is aimed at bringing the community together to pray for its churches, businesses, economy, government, military, families and nation.
“The Lord just spoke to me when I was coming back to the church that day after we finished on the back to the church that day after we finished on the National Day of Prayer (first Thursday of May),” said Michael Waldrop, president of the Alexander City Area Ministerial Association. “The Lord just put it on my heart to find other prayer times we could join together and pray for our nation and our community.”
Waldrop said Sept. 11 was chosen as the day for the prayer walk because of its significance in the history of the U.S. and is a perfect time to promote unity throughout the community.
“Sept. 11 is something that was a tragedy for our nation, but it’s also a day that we should not forget,” Waldrop said. “I think that it is a great reminder that we want God’s provision and protection over our nation.”
Waldrop said the prayer walk is non-denominational and welcomes all to participate.
“Our theme is that ‘We Will Stand.’ In other words, all the churches, all the believers in the community will stand together regardless of denomination,” Waldrop said. “It’s not about a denomination; it’s about what we all believe in, and that’s our Lord Jesus Christ and what he’s done in our lives.”