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Prayer Walk set for Saturday at fountain

Believers will be taking to the streets this Saturday afternoon to pray for the needs of others.

A Prayer Walk is being held Sept. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the fountain on Court Square. 

“Let us all come together as one body to lift our nation up in prayer and glorify our Heavenly Father,” said organizer Brent Nunley.

He said he got the idea from similar events taking place around the nation. Nunley said he and his wife toyed with the idea of traveling to Washington, D.C. for a walk there before deciding it would be better to offer the event here in our community.

“We will start at the fountain,” said Nunley. “From there, we will be walking to the Farmers Market and stop to pray. We’ll walk to Security Federal and make a stop there.”

The prayer will include seven stops, with the next being at Riverfront Park.

“We will then walk the greenway to the dam at Pepper Branch Park where we will make another stop,” said Nunley. “We’ll go down the walkway to South High Street to the Blue Building and have a stop there. Then, end up at the courthouse.” Nunley outlined the 2.5-mile walk to members of the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday night. He requested permission to place those signs and assistance from McMinnville Police Department in helping the group cross Chancery Street by the library.

“We would also request that electricity be supplied by the city at the beginning of the walk at the fountain and at the end of the walk at the courthouse so someone can open and close the walk with prayer,” said Nunley.

Closure of the walk will include a song.

The city board unanimously approved the request.