Another prayer walk set for next weekend


Another prayer walk is scheduled for June 27 in Mount Airy. The walk is part of a series of prayer walks in the Triad area that are organized by River to the Nations Ministries.

The walk, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, will begin at the corner of Willow Street and West Pine Street. The walk will lead participants up Willow Street before turning onto North Oak Street. Walkers will then proceed down North Renfro Street and follow East Pine Street back to the prayer walk’s start point.

According to Sid Brown, who is the ministry’s director in the Triad area, the intended goal of the prayer walk is for people to gather in order to pray for “revival and city-wide transformation.” Brown described River to the Nations as “primarily a prayer walk ministry” that was founded in 2008.

According to Brown, River to the Nations Ministries have completed or has planned prayer walks in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Mocksville, High Point, Yadkinville, Thomasville, Advance, Lexington, Rural Hall and Lewisville.

Brown said that he began holding prayer walks in Winston-Salem in 2008 but saw the need to expand the ministry’s operations in 2010. Brown said that the prayer walks “work better regionally.” “We can’t get to everyone, but we have focused on Mount Airy,” remarked Brown.

Brown said his ministry’s focus on Mount Airy is because he “sees a lot of potential” in the city. Brown said that with Mount Airy’s influx of tourists he views Mount Airy as a place in which his ministry “can change America.”

“We usually get about eight to twelve people at our walks,” remarked Brown, adding that “the job gets done even if we don’t have the numbers.” However, Brown said that his ministry was growing, pointing to more than 800 people on his email list. “I don’t know how the Apostle Paul did it without email,” joked Brown.

Brown said that on Saturday he and fellow prayer walkers will be praying for the city’s streets as they walk around Mount Airy. “We will pray for jobs, less crime and better lives for people,” said Brown.

Brown added that the prayer walk will take place no matter what the weather conditions are next Saturday.

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