Back-to-school prayer rally set for Sunday

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Community leaders will hold a back-to-school prayer rally at 6 p.m. Sunday on the Wilson County Courthouse steps.

“We are trying to gather as many people as possible to come together and pray for our children’s school year,” said Freddie Williams, who pastors Atmosphere of Praise Church on Webb Lake Road and is the event’s organizer.

Williams said anyone is welcome to attend the prayer rally, which should last about 30 minutes. He said various leaders and pastors in the community will guide the crowd in prayer.

“We just want to be a community that’s praying for our school system,” Williams said. He said with the school year kicking off Monday, he wanted to bring the community together to focus on several “prayer points,” or issues that will affect the school system all year round.

Williams said participants will pray for a successful school year for students, teachers and administrative staff. He said they will also pray that schools don’t experience any violent attacks.

“We want to be a community that’s praying for our school system,” Williams said.

Organizers are looking for other pastors and city leaders to attend and lead the community in prayer Sunday.

He said it’s a small way to show just how much the community cares about its students and teachers. He also hopes it will bring encouragement.

“We are going to start right at 6 p.m.,” Williams said, adding that the rally will feature music. He said those who want to take part in the prayer rally should arrive about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

For more information contact Pastor Freddie Williams at 252-205-7231 or email him at atmosphereofpraise@gmail.com.