DeFuniak Springs church hosts drive-in prayer circle

Published: Apr. 30, 2020 at 11:31 PM CDT
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The community drive-in prayer circle was the brainchild of a local nurse and First Baptist Church of Defuniak Springs helped organize it.

"It says in Philippians chapter 4 verses 6 and 7.. do not be anxious about anything. We know there's a lot to be anxious about. it says don't give in to that," said Tim Burnham, pastor of Defuniak Springs First Baptist church.

Those taking part were encouraged to stay in their cars and tune into the service on radio station 87.9 F.M.

Mayor Bob Campbell started off by praying for businesses, communities and those in power who are having to make the tough decisions.

"I want to pray.. not only for our government but I want to pray for the businesses in our community because they're being greatly, greatly affected," said Mayor Campbell.

Then Dr. Thomas Roberts offered a prayer for the medical community.

"That you watch over, lead, guide, protect and direct and be with my brothers and sisters in health care," prayed Dr. Roberts.

Walton County school superintendent Russell Hughes prayed for those in the education field including the students and their parents.

"To let the children and families know we're going to be okay. And yes we have to do school virtually but as we are here around the center of this city around this lake.. the center of our county we believe that those families can come together and be unified," Prayed Hughes.

The service only lasted about 25 minutes but the impacts will most likely be felt long beyond.

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