Healing a City in Crisis: Prayer Vigil

A Message from the Presbytery of Baltimore:

Healing a City in Crisis
Prayer Vigil: A Flame for Justice and Peace

April 29, 2015


We had a very productive and informative meeting yesterday, and I thank the 30 participants who attended either in person or online in a discussion of our corporate response to the pain and suffering in our city. I was pleased that so many folks came together on less than a 24-hour notice to pray, talk and discern how we might journey together. We were moved by stories of courage and struggle which we will not ignore.

I wanted to remind you that a prayer vigil is being held on Friday, May 1st at 4pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3200 Walbrook Ave. in West Baltimore. This vigil is intentionally being held outside, in the neighborhood, so that we might bear witness and stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who live, work and serve in Baltimore every single day.  I can’t emphasize enough how important your presence is at this event. We must stand together and stand tall!

We may have folks from the Baltimore City Police Department, someone from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and folks from other presbyteries and neighboring congregations standing along with us. We will be a living testimony that no matter what has been broadcast on local and national media, Jesus Christ remains alive and well in West Baltimore…… as He has always been!

Please make sure this call-to-witness prayer vigil is on your congregational websites and facebook pages. Share it in as many ways as you possibly can!  Carpools are being formed and on-the-street parking at the church is plentiful.

Come!  Stand with us!  This is the beginning of a new way!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow……

James Parks
Vice-Moderator, Presbytery of Baltimore
Chair, Shared Witness & Advocacy Team


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