Letters to the Editor 7-18-18

Invitation to responders prayer event

Dear Editor,

Three years ago, when our law enforcement came under such intense pressure and many of their officers were killed in the line of duty all over our great nation, God spoke to my heart and said, “Pray and encourage.” I shared this word with my friend Kathleen, and leaders of the “Prayin’ in Pickens” prayer group, and Kathleen took it from there. She has faithfully led our city in praying for these, our faithful servants, for the last three years now.

Friends, these fine men and women put it on the line for us day in and day out. They see a lot that most of us quite frankly don’t want to see. They are assailed on all fronts physically, emotionally and spiritually on a continual basis. Their families are also under great emotional stress. They live their lives never knowing if their loved one will be returning to them by the end of their shift. This is why we should pray, and this is why we should encourage.

At last year’s event, we actually had more first responders to show than we had people to pray. We know that people are busy, however, if there is any way possible for you to come and stand in the gap and pray over these men and women from 8:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, I know that they would be

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