I am grateful for and inspired by the many groups who are walking the neighborhoods of Louisville each week and praying for this city.
Kentucky governor Matt Bevin made good on one of his recent policy promises to send prayer warriors out onto the streets of some of the roughest parts of Louisville – and he was one of them! “I personally believe in the power of prayer. I’ve seen it,” Bevin, a Southern Baptist, said back in June, when he instructed the community to “pray for the people.”
Bevin headed out with members of the community earlier this week to pray, and seek the Lord for peace and reconciliation on these crime-ridden streets.
“Spent last Friday night walking, talking and praying with folks along Garland Avenue in the west end of Louisville,” Bevin wrote on Facebook. “Respectful interaction between people is a powerful antidote to much of what ails our society.”
Bevin is being challenged by atheist groups to stop the campaign, as they believe prayer is not an effective use of time to fix the problems of the city. But Bevin appears undeterred in his spiritual action.
“I am encouraged every time I join a group who is engaging in our communities,” he writes. “I am grateful for and inspired by the many groups who are walking the neighborhoods of Louisville each week and praying for this city.”