A coordinating committee has begun scheduling representatives to pray for specific groups related to students. These groups will include parents, teachers, administrators and youth pastors as well as preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, college and graduate level students. Public and private school administrators will be asked to participate.
During a meeting of the coordinating committee, Pastor Phil Griffin said he had spoken to several area pastors about having prayer walks leading up to the Sept. 11 event. Each church is being encouraged to walk around the schools near their church. Letters are also being sent out to pastors asking them to support the event in other ways.
Committee member Michael Obi said it was also important to have the two local mayors at the event. He said it was important for the younger generation to see godly leadership.
The committee is also compiling a prayer guide to provide suggestions for how people can pray for students and those who work with them leading up to 9/11.
Committee member Mickey Clark is working on ways to show teachers that they are appreciated and prayed for around lunch time that day. He is also hoping students will have student-led prayer at some point during the day.
The event this year is focusing on the older generation praying for spiritual awakening for the next generation. Intersession, prayers of blessing and a spoken word style prayer are planned for the event
Local church youth choirs will provide worship music during the event.
The gathering is expected to be about 1 1/2 hours in length.