Prayer Walk for Peace and Justice

We’d love to hear about your experiences at this historic event! Leave a comment below.

  • Mark and Valerie Brown
    Posted at 18:20h, 19 June

    The prayer walk for peace andjustice was well organized and overall a beautiful event. The signage along he walk instructing walker for what to pray were great and kept us focused. The prayers were relevant and targeted to the issue of the day. They prayers were meaningful to all who heard them. The music was also on point and relevant for the times. If possible it would be a good idea to have several walks over the summer and fall – maybe one per month adn particularly August 28th in collaboration with the March on Washington. Overall – well done!

  • Imani Ladson
    Posted at 18:33h, 19 June

    I couldn’t agree more with Pastor Wesley that I couldn’t NOT stand idly by! I had to come out and protest, and I’m especially grateful that Alfred street provided a peaceful, safe, socially distanced environment for us to be able to come together in numbers and make our voices heard! And I’m also honored to have prayed, danced, chanted, sang, and marched side by side with my fellow Village members from the Peaceseekers of Potomac/ Bethesda. Thank you so much to the ASBC leadership and volunteers who saw the vision for this event and executed it so well!

  • Shirley Taylor Brown
    Posted at 18:41h, 19 June

    There will be a few moments in our lives where we can experience and be a part of such a transformative Moment. For me one such time was during the anti-apartheid movement during my college years. This. time is important for me as well as my young black son. This March was for him and about him and every other young brown and black man and woman that are affected by the inequities of our judicial system. I was proud to be a part of it!

  • Tracey Mullins
    Posted at 08:20h, 20 June

    It was an awesome experience! Very Humbling & Powerful! I thank all of those involved in the planning of this historic event. Let’s continue to pray for justice & peace.. #Wekneeled&prayedonBLMPlaza

  • Ben Cook
    Posted at 16:25h, 20 June

    This prayer walk was everything I hoped it would be and more. My sons got to see and feel what standing up for social injustice is like. They got to pray and worship in Black Lives Matter Plaza. It was safe and very impactful. As as White dad with Black sons, it was especially powerful to see them raise their fists with pride. It felt like it was a historical moment, and I’m so grateful my kids will have that memory. Thank you so much for organizing and welcoming everyone!

  • Linda Peace
    Posted at 17:52h, 20 June

    The prayer walk was a great way to show people the power of pray. It was a way for me to exercise my first amendment and not be afraid of COVID-19 ,aggressive protesters, set my fears aside, and be in faith. The walk empowered me and others. It was a reminder that our voice makes a difference and to exercise our rights every time we have an opportunity. It also tell those in power that we demand a seat at the table, to put our voice in the room, and be of rewriting current policies. I believe my participation also modeled for our greatest asset our children what can be done with the power of prayer, A vision,and God. A group of determined people started a national discussion about inequality, police brutality, poverty, systemic racism, and the pain Black and brown people have suffered for years. It’s critical not only to continue the conversation but to put policies and people in place that understand the issues and are courageous enough to change The way our world works and create a World that respects all people. It is my responsibility to level the playing field for the marginalize and for those who don’t know how to fight for themselves.

  • Tonie Powell
    Posted at 23:03h, 22 June

    I must confess that while I was totally committed to the purpose of The Walk, my primary purpose for attending was for self-healing. I had spent the previous 2 weeks captivated by protests in our cities and 2 funerals for George Floyd. I was suffering and enraged. I needed the prayers and Christian comradery of my church family.