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Prayer walk a reminder of love

Published 1:32pm Monday, September 23, 2013

Dear Editor,
The word of God says that men should always pray and not faint. It also states that when the righteous are in authority, there will be peace and the progress of the righteous availeth much.
On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, prayer went up in our city streets for businesses, economy, churches, government, city, state and national leaders, military, police/fire departments, families, media and educators.
Over 100 people participated. The atmosphere was changed with music and prayer as walkers sang, full of rejoicing.  The walkers started at Benjamin Russell High School’s parking lot, making stops in the streets of Alexander City in front of the Chamber of Commerce, Bud Porch center, and Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. Walkers concluded back in the BRHS parking lot where school children, teachers and youth ministers/pastors prayed with the many walkers.
A prayer board was displayed in the parking lot. Participants of the walk were invited to take strips of cloth and write prayer requests and place on the board. Everyone was asked to stretch hands out to pray for those whose names were tied to the board.
God was present in our midst as many from our area and surrounding areas prayed to God to cover and protect our city so that when people hear about Alexander City, they will see God’s glory on it.
II Chronicles 7:14 states that, “If My people which are called by My name would humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”
Alexander City, I believe God heard the prayers of the people, and change will come about for our city and all over the world. God will do exceedingly above and beyond all we ask or think according to the power that works within in us. Yes! It is God’s good pleasure to give to us what we are asking for, according to His word.
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! Pastor Michael Waldrop, president of Alexander City Ministerial Association for calling and assembling of the community of Alexander City and believers to come together to seek God through prayer, praise and fellowship.
The church (body of believers) came out to let the world know that we love God, we love ourselves, and we love one another.
Now let’s watch for the answers to our prayers and see unity and peace prevail, strongholds be bound, souls saved and deliverance with the peace of Gold flowing all over the city and world.
People of God, prayer walkers, we came through. I’m sure that others who were not physically able to walk were praying with us in various places.
Let’s not stop praying and seeking Gods guidance. In times like these, we need Jesus Christ in our lives and God’s protection as we look to him for answers daily.
The prayer walkers remembered those in 9/11. Let’s forever pray for the bereaved, survivors and families whose lives were shattered because of the tragedy. Let’s pray for a special remembrance for those who risked their lives to care for those needing help and work to spread the love of God.

God Bless You. God keep you, and may His peace be with you,
Evangelist Teresa Harrell Moten
Alexander City