Prayer walks organized around possible strip club site

Prayer Walk

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear later this year a case that could determine whether praying before government meetings is legal.

Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

Christians who attended the first citywide meeting of Destin Residents Against the Adult Cabaret — DRAAC on Jan. 22 at the Funky Blues Shack, are turning to the power of prayer to fight the proposed strip club.

Organizers didn’t want to be singled out, but all are welcome to join in “to call on the name of the Lord,” according to Jeremiah 33:3, which states “call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

CLICK HERE to read what was discussed on Monday.

At the last citywide meeting, the Rev. Mike Hesse of Immanuel Anglican Church announced the prayer walks and said that some of the "best ideas come from lay people.” The walks are interdenominational and will be held Fridays from Feb. 15 to March 29 beginning at 3:33 p.m.

Hesse also offered his opinion on the question could marchers carry signs. He said they should be who they are — Christians who love Destin and wish to convey that message in love.

It is to be a true prayer walk, with no signs.

Seven Fridays is modeled after the battle of Jericho where God brought down the walls of the city after the Hebrew people marched around the city for seven days (Joshua, Chapter 6). A flyer for the event states that according to Zechariah 4:6, “missionaries always call for prayer walks across dark foreign lands in which they are starting to work.”

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