Pastors come together in prayer

2016-11-29 06:00
Pastors prayer for peace for Lavender Hill as they want to see an end to gang violence.

Pastors prayer for peace for Lavender Hill as they want to see an end to gang violence.

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Pastors from different ministries came together in prayer on a walkabout in Lavender Hill.

Basing their walk from the scripture of Nehemiah 12:37–39, which talks about praying for the gates, they walked to all 11 entrances to Lavender Hill and prayed over them, calling for peace to prevail. Over 190 people attended the spiritual walk.

Pastor Basil Leukes from the Community Faith Church says it’s time that religious leaders take a stand. “Our children live in fear. It is time to turn to God because what is happening in the area is bad. It’s such a pity that the streets, which were once a safe playground, have now turned into a graveyard,” he says.

The pastors have come together under the Prayer Intercession and Healing Network (PIAHN) ministries. Since they started praying, they believe shootings have subsided. “Yes, we still have shootings, but it doesn’t happen as (much as) it used to. We are certain that as we continue working together and praying, we will see peace prevail again in Lavender Hill.”

Pastor Herry Naude says the prayer walk was a success. “We prayed for the entrances because it’s also biblical. We should pray for the roads because we don’t know what’s coming in or out of the area. We had to stand in prayer,” he says.

Luekes says they are calling on other churches to join them. “We can only win this war if we stand together in prayer. We are inviting everyone to pray for people. We want a safe place for everyone.”

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