Dallas church holds special prayer for fallen officers

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Dallas police were the focus of a special prayer held Sunday morning in the wake of Thursday's tragic shooting.

As Dallas begins the process of healing after Thursday's tragic shooting, church members are praying for officers' families.

Members of First Baptist Church of Dallas held a special prayer service Sunday morning before the 9:15 service. Families gathered around a fountain, held hands and formed "one continuous prayer chain."

Executive Pastor of Operations Brent Lovvorn said the city of Dallas needs to heal.

"As the healing process begins in our city, we want to continue to show our support for the officers," Lovvorn said, "in good times but in hard times as well."

A pastor called out the names of each fallen officer and asked participants to pray silently for each man.

Eric Moore, his wife and two young daughters joined the crowd in prayer.

"In the wake of the ambush this weekend, we back the blue," Moore said, "especially during a troubling time in this country, we appreciate all that they do."

Several Dallas Police officers participated in the prayer service. Members of the congregation took turns hugging them and shaking their hands.

A pastor speaking during the 9:15am service also dedicated part of his sermon to Dallas police officers.

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