Local leaders to pray for city to honor National Day of Prayer

Pastors, clergy and religious leaders will ride a prayer caravan through the city on Thursday in honor of the National Day of Prayer.

The caravan will begin at 10 a.m. at Church of the Living God and go through Avondale, Winton Terrace, Price Hill and Over-the-Rhine before a final prayer at City Hall.

"These areas have seen so much crime and violence that we must take action, unite together and pray to the only one who can heal these communities and put an end to the violence," said Pastor Ennis F. Tait, pastor of the Church of the Living God in Avondale.

The prayer caravan will consist of two 15-passenger vans donated by Executive Rental. Pastors, Clergy and religious leaders will meet on the corner of Forest and Harvey in Avondale to pray for healing in that community at 10:00 a.m.. Vans will then depart from Church of the Living God, 434 Forest Ave. at approximately 10:20 a.m.

The following prayer stops will take place: in Winton Terrace on the corner of Dutch Colony and Herron; in Price Hill on the corner of Warsaw and Ross; and in Over-the-Rhine on the corner ofLong and McMicken. The Prayer Caravan will then head to its final destination to pray on the steps of City Hall, 801 Plum St. at 12:00 p.m.

Pastors, clergy and religious leaders will pray over the seven areas that have been outlined by the National Day of Prayer committee: Government, Church, Military, Family, Education, Media,and Business for our city, state and nation.

"We invite all pastors, clergy, religious leaders, community leaders, congregations and lay people throughout Cincinnati to join us either on the Prayer Caravan or on the steps of City Hall to pray for God's power to change the hearts of His people and the pulse of our communities," said Pastor Tait.

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