When Louisville Kentucky hosted the Challenge Conference, organizers set up temporary prayer stations around city hoping to make a lasting impact. The Evangelical Free Church of America hosts the student conference every two years. They spend the time between conferences to plan prayer stations or prayer walks in the host city so there is some impact when the conference ends. In Louisville, hundreds of students set up eight prayer stations around the city, and planned service projects to clean up local parks. Outreach Director Nic Schrieber said it was not a coincidence that they brought the prayer stations at a time when the city’s homicide rate was soaring. He said, “There have been people who just broke down crying, because they’re so thankful at this specific time, were praying for them.” –Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Prayer stations pop up in Louisville, By Kasey Cunningham,http://www.wave3.com/story/32378869/prayer-stations-pop-up-in-the-city, Accessed July 5, 2016.
James 5:16 (HCSB) “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.”