DECATUR, GA.—DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is encouraging all elected officials, civic leaders, clergy and community members to join Pastor Quincy Lavelle Carswell II for The National Night of Prayer in DeKalb County.
on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at The Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Boulevard Decatur, GA. The National Night of Prayer will bring together elected officials in solidarity and fellowship as they seek God’s divine wisdom.
“The church plays a direct role in cultivating healthy communities,” said Pastor Carswell II, lead pastor of The Covenant Church. “The church has been at the core of community development and meeting the needs of the community since its inception. As we face critical times of increasing youth violence and a global pandemic, The National Night of Prayer is important.”
The evening will feature a diverse group of DeKalb County ministers including Dr. William Flippin, Sr. of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, who will unite to address national issues and topics through prayer. Worship will be provided by the DeKalb Pastor’s Christian Alliance Mega Chorus.
Across the United States, countless churches will participate in The National Night of Prayer from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. spanning four time zones to unite the entire nation in prayer.
Organizers said the event is critical as attacks against life, the family, the church, and America itself continue to create chaos, cause confusion, and threaten peace everywhere.
“I want to encourage everyone to attend The National Night of Prayer because it brings people together spiritually to seek God in their actions.” said Commissioner Cochran-Johnson. “I believe prayer is essential to those who believe in Christ, because often one must look internally when creating policy and seeking answers to the issues we face. We must care more about people than politics and place God at the center of our policies and actions. It is time we all recommit to service.”
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I’m all for prayer as I’m always praying for myself and others but there is also a quote on the Bible in the book of James where it says ” Faith without works is dead.”
I’ve been a mostly lifelong resident of South DeKalb County and I’ve watched being from one of the most desired places to live in to being one of the most avoidable counties in metro Atlanta . So far, I barely seen any visible improvements being made in the county.
Supposedly,DeKalb CEO , South DeKalb county is due a lot of good projects. Though I’m happy with that,I had to wonder about the times where we didn’t get these things without the problem?
Years ago, community activist, Douglas Dean would tell Black people in his community and elsewhere ” Shop in their own communities”. Maybe years ago I would have but not now and even if I could,I’m also a realist..at least where I live,I’m blessed to have two great grocery stores near me. Otherwise, I really do have to go outside of my perimeter to find quality things.
And let’s not forget about the mess that is taking place with the Druid Hills High School and the DeKalb School board. Again,the mess didn’t begin with Mrs,Cheryl Watson – Harris.It came from years of their negligence.
There are people like me,who do believe in the power of prayer but how about those people who are looking for results? They are looking for politicians/ people who can do this. There are some politicians and ministers that are working hard to improve the lives of others,while some others are there for photo ops and fame.
To me, prayer does work but you also have some of these same people who may use the biblical quote from 2 Peter 3:8 that “One day to man is like 1000 years to God” just to do nothing. The latter is what South DeKalb has have to contend with.