Members of FBC cover area schools in prayer

Published 6:00 pm Monday, August 24, 2020

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Every school in Pike County was covered in prayer on Sunday afternoon.

First Baptist Church of Troy had invited all the schools in the county to host a Prayer Walk at their schools on Sunday afternoon. Every school accepted the invitation.

Dr. Ross Lankford, FBC pastor, said the purpose of the Prayer Walk was to ask God’s blessings over each of the schools and for protection for all the schools as they prepared for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year on Monday.

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“The Prayer Walk is being held with the assurance that God hears His people when they pray on behalf of others,” Lankford said.

Some schools had large representation, and, at some schools, only a few gathered.

But the Bible says, “Where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I,” said  Ginny Hamm, of First Baptist. “No matter how many gathered, every school was covered in prayer and God heard every prayer.”

Hamm said it was uplifting that every school participated including Troy University.

“The Lord’s blessings were asked for each school and on behalf of every school,” Hamm said.

“Although the Prayer Walk was held at the individual schools, it was a way to draw schools together and we need that so much right now.

“These are unprecedented times and we must pull together as one. Our children are the future of our community and our nation so, we must continue to pray for our schools on a daily basis through these uncertain times and God does hear our prayers.”

The prayers that were said at schools throughout the county included protection as the schools open and as they continue to provide learning opportunities and experiences for all children, those who will be attending traditional classes and those who will be virtual learners.

Prayers were also said for the administrators, faculty members, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, every person who is involved in the process of educating the county’s youth in the upcoming months.