Dozens participate in prayer walk for Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Middle Georgia church members took their message of hope and love to the streets of Macon Saturday.

“Hopefully it will touch the hearts of some and change the hearts of others,” said Kasonta Daniels.

Daniels, along with nearly 80 people, walked and prayed for peace in Macon.

“There is a need in the community for prayer for all of the violence and things that are going on and people think that the church is not there but we are,” she added.

Connie Braswell says they walked through downtown Macon praying to show residents they care about what happens in the city.

“There are so many young people that are dying to gang violence and so many issues in our school system,” explained Braswell. “It doesn’t make any sense that a city of this size to be labeled as the number one worst city in the United States of America.”

The organizer of the event Caprice Thomas admitted she was shocked at the turnout.

“It was so powerful to me just to hear the cries of God’s people,” says Thomas.
 
“It just sent chills down my spine. I just couldn’t believe it. It’s just a beautiful sound when you hear the people of God praying praying together to let the demonic airwaves and demonic forces to be released out of this atmosphere and out of this region.”
   
Harold Young helped coordinate the walk, which included members from at least six churches.

“Before any decision is made you got to pray first and get the mind of God,” says Young. “That’s what this is all about.”
 
Daniels wants to remind Middle Georgia residents the church is the body of Jesus Christ.

“The church is for you, not against you,” she explained. “The church wants to be a part of you and the church welcomes you.”

The walk will be an annual event and organizers are already making plans for next year.

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