First Baptist Church of Barnesville will sponsor its annual “Prayer Walk” around Lamar County public schools the day before school begins, on Sunday evening Aug. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Prayer walking,” said FBC pastor Garth Forster, “is simply praying as you walk. The community is invited to join us in this special time of prayer.”
Participants will gather around the front of the Fine Arts Center for Christian music, refreshments and instructions. At 6:45 p.m., a general prayer list will be distributed and people may choose the school they want to walk around, said Forster.
“We believe that prayer works, and that praying for our schools is the best way to ensure that they will have a great year,” he added.
Flyers will be issued to participants asking that they pray for the superintendent, board of education, Matt Adams and the high school faculty, Julie Steele and the middle school faculty, Andrea Scandrett and the elementary school faculty. Becky Brown and the primary school faculty; transportation/bus shop personnel, cafeteria and nutrition staff, custodial and maintenance staff, and the students and parents.