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|23rd August 2007, 11:05 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Our streets are safe now!
from the... oh crap why do i still live here file
If you live within the city limits of Memphis, someone new may be praying for you right now!
A new prayer campaign matches one prayerful person with each of the 7,000 city streets in Memphis.
Mary Ann Livesay is a member of the prayer campaign, which maps out streets of Memphis and matches them up with people of prayer.
"So that the Lord can take care of the people on that street, keep them safe, and most of all to lead them to know him," she said.
Mary Ann claims the power of prayer restored her health after a stroke and coma. Days before her stroke, the Cordova woman led a youth basketball team in a bible study and devotions. The players learned of her condition 35 hours into the coma:
"They dropped to their knees on that basketball court and I was out of my coma within an hour," she said.
Mary Ann found out about the street by street prayer assignments after columnist Wendy Thomas wrote about Kathy Hammond in The Commercial Appeal:
"I grieve with everyone over the suffering of the city," Hammond said in an interview with Action News 5. "It's a large city, and it's difficult to pray for the city as a whole. But I thought what if we go street by street?"
A home invasion and brutal attack on a woman near Chickasaw Gardens this Spring prompted the creation of a group called Citizens Against Crime. They flooded city hall demanding a safer community. The attack prompted Kathy Hammond to begin her street prayer campaign. Hammond said the power of prayer carried her through a personal health crisis, and has faith it can restore Memphis' community health, too.
"For those who would doubt, I would just ask: have you ever asked him yourself? Have you ever asked, 'God show me the way?'"
Many do, knowing it will take a lot of other grassroots actions in education, public safety, and quality of life to change Memphis. But they insist street by street prayer is the path to our city's salvation.
I wonder who is responsible for anything that now happen on those streets....
I think Mr deity words are apt right now
When things go right who gets the praise..me, when things go wrong who gets the blame...Not me,,,i am not gonna mess with that!
|23rd August 2007, 12:58 PM||#2|
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Ah, yes. The old "make people think they're making a difference without having to do anything" bit. I wonder what impact on crime 7000 people could have if they got off their
And then I have to wonder who gets to decide who's praying for American Way and who gets Judy Cove.
My prediction for the million: crime rates will drop (either a little or a lot) and they will take credit, or crime rates will rise (either a little or a lot) and they will claim (using spurious statistics, no doubt) it would have been worse without their "help".
Being offended by someone questioning your beliefs is a sign that you should be questioning them.
In the beginning there was nothing. And the Lord said "Let There Be Light!" And still there was nothing, but at least now you could see it.