KY Governor Asks People to Walk Communities and Pray: ‘I Believe in the Power of Prayer’

By Nancy Flory Published on August 26, 2017

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin on Monday posted pictures on Facebook of a prayer walk he and others conducted in Louisville, reported WDRB. The prayer walk took place on Friday, August 18.

“Respectful interaction between people is a powerful antidote to much of what ails our society,” Gov. Bevin wrote. “I am encouraged every time I join a group who is engaging in our communities. I am grateful for and inspired by the many groups who are walking the neighborhoods of Louisville each week and praying for this city. Block by block, we can reclaim our cities and our state.”

In a press conference on June 1, Governor Bevin asked people to pray. “The Lieutenant governor and myself laid forth a simple request of people and I’ll share with you what that is. It is harnessing people of faith to pray for the community, engage with the community by physically walking blocks in that community, praying for the community for people in those communities, and engaging with them. … We need young people and old people alike who genuinely believe in the power of prayer… .”

“That’s it,” he said. “Pretty unsophisticated. Pretty uncomplicated. Pretty basic. But I truly believe we’re going to see a difference in our city. I personally believe in the power of prayer. I’ve seen it.”

USA Today reported that as of June, the Louisville Metro Police had opened 52 criminal homicide investigations, putting the city on pace to surpass the 118 homicide investigations in 2016, the most in the history of the department.

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  • LYoung

    This is a wonderful account. I am assuming, of course, that he is a true believer in Jesus Christ and his faith is in God hearing his prayers. I don’t put my faith in prayer but in the One who hears our prayers. May this Governor set a precedent in governing and may many be saved and changed because of his obedience to God.

    • Hmmm…

      He is a believer. I note the difference also between faith in prayer and faith in the one to whom we pray, God, which includes his word. However, I agree with your prayer here, LYoung, and for wisdom and
      inspiration to come as well. KY has been a leadership deficit state, but is turning around. This is certainly looking up.

  • Linda

    Bravo Governor! I hope your citizens get on board and see great improvements in their communities. Maybe the Kingdom of God be revealed!

  • Pigdowndog

    Because prayer has been very effective in the past hasn’t it !!!!

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