Churches to hold prayer walks as school starts

Published 7:22 pm Saturday, August 15, 2015

By Larry Stover
The Selma Times-Journal

The movie, “War Room,” has awakened a renaissance and revival of prayer among the people of God unlike I have seen in decades. It is exciting to hear reports of the life changing assertiveness bathing Dallas County in recent weeks.

This call to prayer can and will change our county more than anything we can do at the present.

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Area Christians are being challenged to gather every Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the City School Board room in front of Selma High School.

“Hydrate Ministries” is coming to Selma on Tuesday, Sept. 1 to host an area event at Selma High as well as two other area middle schools. Every Christian believer needs to be in prayer for these activities coming in the weeks ahead.

With classes starting at most area schools tomorrow, another tradition is taking place today at many area schools. “Prayer Walks” have become a highlight for many churches as a new school year begins. Please check with your pastors and youth leaders about activities at schools where your students attend. Some of the known activities are noted below.

Westwood Baptist church will be meeting at Dallas County High School this afternoon at 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m. Valley Grande and Plantersville churches will be holding their annual prayer walks.  Groups will be leaving Valley Grande Baptist and Plantersville Baptist at 4 p.m. and heading to Dallas County High School, Martin Middle School, Valley Grande Elementary School, Meadowview Christian School, and Morgan Academy. Plantersville churches will also travel to J. E. Terry Elementary School following the Prayer Walks at DCHS.

In the Book of James, chapter five, we are told that the “Prayer of a righteousness man is powerful and Effective.” The movie, War Room, is reminding people of the power of that promise.

Many of our area schools have gone through leadership changes this year. Numerous new faces will be walking the halls as principal and assistant principal. It would be awesome and amazing for believers throughout Dallas County to demonstrate their support and backing of all our school leadership teams by taking part in “Prayer Walks” and preparing for the “Hydrate Ministries” event in September.

Prayer is an amazing and powerful experience. It will not only energize those who take part, but it will also send a message to a Holy God that as Christians we desire the presence and anointing of God to bless our schools, staff, and students. If you can’t find an organized effort at your school, then take it upon yourself to go and walk around the buildings asking for God’s favor and blessing on this new school year.  In doing so, life will be “Simply Beautiful!”