Prayer Walk set for Wednesday; all invited

Local residents take a prayer walk in this 2020 News-Times file photo. The ninth annual 40 Days of Prayer walk will be held this Wednesday.
Local residents take a prayer walk in this 2020 News-Times file photo. The ninth annual 40 Days of Prayer walk will be held this Wednesday.

The ninth annual 40 Days of Prayer is drawing to a close and the community is invited to participate in one of the final activities of the event.

The Prayer Walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the El Dorado Police Department, 402 N. West Ave.

Forty Days of Prayer kicked off Oct. 1 and will end Thursday.

During the 40-day period of the community-wide prayer campaign, participants are asked to dedicate five minutes to coordinated, concentrated prayer on topics that are highlighted each day and accompanied by a corresponding Biblical scripture.

Forty Days began as an initiative to help curb violence in the community.

Since 2015, prayer topics have expanded to include a wide range of issues that affect El Dorado, the nation and the world.

Children, safety in schools, the military, elected officials, first responders, poverty, addiction, homelessness are some of the topics that have been covered by 40 Days.

For Wednesday, the day of the Prayer Walk the topic is addicts and their families.

During the prayer walk, participants visit different prayer stations, starting at the El Dorado Police Department and stopping at City Hall/Central Fire Station and the El Dorado School District Central Office building before moving on to the Union County Courthouse to cap off the walk, engage in fellowship and other activities.

At each stop, prayers will be led by volunteers, many of whom are local pastors.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information and updates in the coming days, visit #eldorado40.com or the 40 Days Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

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