FREMONT – A local church is holding a Saturday prayer service at Birchard Park.
The Church of God of the Apostolic Faith is organizing the event, described as a “Gathering and prayer service for the freedom of God and the country”, from 4 pm to 8 pm at the park.
According to a church press release, the event is a call “for Americans to come together to rally against unconstitutional and illegal laws often passed by Washington, DC and the state of Ohio.”
The statement describes America as a divided nation and states that during the prayer service, members of the clergy will join to pray for a number of community groups and causes.
“Seeking to unite people in prayer”
âMany leaders and leaders seek to create divisions, to divide communities today,â Archbishop Lee Bowling of the Church of God of the Apostolic Faith said in the statement. âBut we seek to unite people in prayer and create a time of healing and unity. We can stand in unity and pray as a church and see more accomplished than we fight with officials. “
Bowling said that God “commands us to pray for the issues that concern our communities, our cities and our nations.”
âWhat the world needs now is a courageous church that is ready to stand up for what is right, for what is right. It doesn’t matter if you are Red or Blue, Republican or Democrat, we want to come together to pray for our nation and for healing, âBowling said.