Prayer Walk

In Baltimore we are serious about turning the city around and we know that we have to turn to God in order to do this.

In Baltimore City one frequently encounters a community walk or a prayer walk.  The difference is that in the second the participants stop for prayers throughout the walk.

I have been participating in these activities last last century.  The criminal elements do not like it because it disrupts their activities.  It also tells them that people are serious about their environment.  During a community walk we are ears and eyes of the police.  In the Central District I witnessed two arrests as a result.  In one of them, an individual had stolen a laptop earlier in the day and one of the guys in our group pointed him out to the police who cornered him and made the arrest.  His girlfriend talked herself into an arrest.

Besides being on the look for criminal or suspicious activities, we also look for quality of life issues. 

When we gather in prayer, I do not join in the prayer itself, but stand outside the circle and quietly say Orthodox prayers.  I do this because I do not know what is going to come out of the mouth of the person saying the prayer. 
 

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Commercial checks by the police is good for businesses.

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This event coming out of a store is a quality of life issue.

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This trash needs to be addressed. It is also a sign of a much deeper problem.

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We gather in prayer.

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