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Adopt a Street Prayer Initiative good first step to curb violence

February 25, 2016

[The Vicksburg Post – Vicksburg, MS]

It’s not very often a tragedy like a violent death is turned into a positive movement, but the Christmas Day death of a Vicksburg man and his son in what police called a murder/suicide seems to have caused such a result.

Michelle Johnson’s Adopt a Street Prayer Initiative that began in January has apparently taken root and growing to include the adoption of 125 streets in the city, including adoptions from former residents who have selected streets in their hometown to pray for….

“This prayer initiative was developed to encourage people to add our city to their everyday prayer time,” Johnson said. “The theme is 1 John 5:14 ‘And this is the confidence that we have in him, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.’”

The goal, she said, is to pray for protection, salvation of our citizens, success in our businesses and school system, or whatever is needed for that street…

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