Following on the heels of a movement that began growing out of Coffee County this summer, a prayer gathering is set to take place in downtown Atlanta Oct. 8 across the street from the state capitol.
Stand and Pray Georgia will be held from 12-2 p.m. at Liberty Plaza. The need for the event, says planners, is to reverse “the decline and erosion of the traditional family in America.” The earlier prayer gathering that culminated on the steps of the Coffee County courthouse and included Christians from all denominations and backgrounds came about as a result of the Supreme Court’s June decision to allow same sex marriage.
“We’re excited,” said John Butler, associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Douglas. “We felt God was calling us to do this and we’re just answering Him in obedience. We’ll see what God does through it.”
Although a small parking lot is adjacent to Liberty Plaza, attendees are encouraged to use the Green and Gold parking lots at nearby Turner Field. Cost for parking will be $10.
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