There was a prayer walk from the Courthouse to Town Hall and back Monday morning. It was held in conjunction with the revival going on at Social Springs Baptist Church. Billy Davis began the event on the Courthouse steps with an explanation of the march.
The speaker at the revival this week is John Stroup of Freeway Ministries of Springfield, Missouri. Troup told those gathered, “We arch into darkness and proclaim Jesus. We are here to pray over the city and parish. We proclaim that people can change. If we lift up Jesus, he will draw all people to himself.”
Before leaving the Courthouse, Ashanti Cole of Freedom Life prayed for a revival in the parish. Then the marchers headed east on East Carroll Street. There was a stop at Red River High school.
Davis proclaimed, “The students at school today need help catching up with their scheduled work. In fact, they all need help!” (Note: this week is intersession week which is provided for students lagging behind in their studies to come to school and make up work missed.)
Bro. Stuart Sherman of First United Methodist Church offered the prayer for the students during this pause in the march.
On the road again the marchers went further east to Town Hall. Davis told the group, “This is the headquarters for the town officials. I contacted Dr. Cox (Major Johnny Cox) and he was very encouraged and in favor of us doing this today.”
Bro. Nathan Davis of First Baptist Coushatta offered the prayer for the city. He quoted from Romans 13 concerning submitting to authorities. And Davis prayed for the city and its employees. He asked a special blessing on the police force.
Then the marchers turned west and headed back to the Courthouse.
Bro. John Stroup is leading the revival services this week at Social Springs Baptist Church. Tonight is the final evening service. It begins at 6:30 pm.
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