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LETTER: Join in the community prayer walk Sept. 26 

We, as the community of Winchester, will participate in a Prayer Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in conjunction with the Washington Prayer Walk that Franklin Graham is heading up.

Prayer is the one thing that we can do that will truly make a difference.

We will meet at the corner of Washington and Main streets, walk together up the streets of downtown Winchester, united in prayer, and words will be lifted up to our God, who is the one who knows our heartache and the one who promises to bring us back to him if we will come to him.

The Bible speaks of prayer many times. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 it says, “Pray without ceasing.”

This world is in a weakened state, forgetting the God who created it, and Satan is hard at work attempting to destroy it.

God has promised to give us the strength and courage to fight Satan’s schemes if we will join with him in prayer and in action.

There will not be a speaker, no music or entertainment. We will walk together and pray — “No fanfare, simply prayer.”

I may be the only one that feels this way, but when I look into this world and see the destruction of what has been given so generously to us and see the anger that exists, my heart breaks for the generations that come behind us.

I think to myself, “Who am I? I am not strong enough and brave enough to be able to make a difference in this world.”

And then he reminds, “I created you to do great things (Ephesians 2:10).”

I’m right at some level. I may not be able to make a difference in this world, but I can make a difference in my community.

That same God that created me also created you, and he is asking us to be strong and courageous for him and the generations to come.

Understand that “making a difference in our community, will be the extension to making a difference in this world.”

Join me, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, for the prayer walk, beginning at the corner of Washington and Main streets.

Together, joined in prayer and action, we can be the changemakers in our community, breaking any divides and becoming united in what we would hope to see for Winchester and for this world.

Many things need prayer, including local, state and national government officials, the upcoming election, churches (both here and across our country), racial tensions, the many faith-based ministries in Winchester and Clark County, as well as all people in Winchester and Clark County.

The Lord will place on each individual’s heart what he has for them to pray for. Let him lead us in our prayer.

Satan will not win. Our Lord is all powerful.

If you have any questions or just want to explore how you can make a difference, feel free to contact me at rhondagouldcoaching@gmail.com.

Rhonda Gould,

Winchester