Thousands pray in unique event

September 19, 2009 10:09:34 PM PDT
Thousands of Houstonians came together believing in the power of prayer. They're joining hands, trying to make a difference. When you hear it's a busy day on Loop 610, you would normally think of traffic. But on Saturday an estimated 10,000 Houstonians joined hands around the loop to pray. Four thousand Houston area churches rallied their members to form a massive prayer chain. They called it the Houston Loves Prayer event and the goal was to create an atmosphere of peace, prosperity and growth.

Associate Pastor Suzette Caldwell of Windsor Village United Methodist Church said, "For the education, for the medical, we're just praying about everything that concerns God's people in Houston."

"We are a God-fearing people and we are a city that loves God," said Houston City Councilmember Wanda Adams.

Those who attended say they left with a new appreciation for life and for the power of a cooperative effort, and they plan to do it again next year.

Event coordinator Jean Gabriel said, "If God gives an assignment then he's going to give you the people, the resources, everything you need to make that assignment successful and this is what we're experiencing today."

Close to 40 pastors from around Houston helped lead the prayer around the 610 Loop project.

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