Our city continues to experience persistent violence and crippling needs. As followers of Jesus, we acknowledge the urgency to prayerfully engage our region together with the love of Christ and the hope of the gospel, knowing that, “A historically divided city cannot be changed by a historically divided Church.”
On Saturday, August 19th, many churches and prayer networks will gather together for “Chicagoland United in Prayer” at Douglas Park in the Lawndale community on Chicago’s West side. Prayer walks will step off at 10am from three locations, entering the park at 11am for a two-hour prayer and praise rally, followed by services and giveaways to the community at 1pm.
We invite you to join us at this gathering in the spirit of John 17:
“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
We also ask you to help spread the word through your networks, and to share the information at your service on the Sunday prior to the event, August 13th, "United in Prayer Sunday". Promotional materials are available.
- The Chicagoland United in Prayer collective
AUGUST 19TH, DOUGLAS PARK, CHICAGO, IL
10AM - PRAYER WALKS TO THE PARK
Join one of three prayer walks, starting at the following locations & times:
Marshall HS (East Garfield Park)
3250 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624 (meet in parking lot)
Lawndale Christian Fitness Center (N Lawndale)
3750 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (meet in parking lot)
Saucedo Academy (S Lawndale)
2850 West 24th Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60623 (meet in parking lot)
Don't be late! Please arrive at 9:45am!
11AM - UNITED PRAYER RALLY
Join as One Church, with One Cry, for One Gospel, exalting the name of Jesus as the body of Christ in Chicagoland. Pastors and leaders from across the city will be leading us in worship, united prayer, prayer huddles, and words of encouragement and challenge.
We have also invited Soul Children of Chicago to lead us in worship and Pastor John Hannah to speak.
Enter Douglas Park from the South end, near St. Anthony's Hospital (19th & Marshall Blvd)
1PM - MUSIC, FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
We will be blessing the community with back-to-school giveaways, music & food, immunizations, prayer tent and more.
Click the pins and routes to get more details
Let us know which prayer walk you and your organization / congregation will be joining:
SPREAD THE WORD
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(.doc file, use to email your networks, feel free to copy/paste)
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