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Hundreds Of Pastors Call For Community Prayer

Hundreds Of Pastors Call For Community Prayer

POSTED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 5:52pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 3:27am

EL PASO - There's no doubt the murders, kidnappings, and general lawlessness in Juarez show a lack of values and morals among some people there, but what about our side of the border? A local alliance of Evangelical Pastors says that decay is here too.

"We all have drugs. We all have alcohol. We all have spousal abuse. We all have child abuse. There's sexual crimes. There's drugs being sold," Pastor Bobby Garcia said.

"It's just so rampant now of days that it's a wide spread problem," Barney Field, with Pastors for Jesus, said.

That's why the group says they're working with more than 700 churches in El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez to call for prayer.

"Nothing good happens without prayer," Field said.

"If you can't look to God and get help then we're hopeless," Garcia said.

A united prayer among the border community isn't new. Nine months ago, a group of Presbyterians gathered at the U.S. Mexico border to share their faith and pray publicly for an end to the drug war. Now next week, leaders of the Evangelical Church will call on their parishioners to pray at a mass prayer vigils in Juarez and El Paso.

"As long as Christians are not working together and are divided, then Satan has a field day with us. That's reflected in sexual immortality, drug use, domestic violence and other things," Field said.

While some think prayer is controversial and not everyone believes in God, these people believe nothing is going to change without it.

"Not a chance. Not a chance without prayer," Field said.

The prayer vigils will coincide with Governor Rick Perry statewide day of prayer on August sixth, but will begin at 10pm on august 5th.

For Las Cruces and El Paso:

Harvest Christian Center
1345 Export Place
El Paso, TX 79912

For Juarez:

Iglesia Vida Neuva
Phone #: 011-52-656-623-5429

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We come to God with our specific requests, and we have God's promise that our prayers are not in vain, even if we do not receive specifically what we asked for (Matthew 6:6; Romans 8:26-27). He has promised that when we ask for things that are in accordance with His will, He will give us what we ask for (1 John 5:14-15). Sometimes He delays His answers according to His wisdom and for our benefit. In these situations, we are to be diligent and persistent in prayer.

prayer isn't controversial, it's worse than worthless. it doesn't matter how many people talk to themselves; ACTION is what's required to solve these social ills. uncompromising, uncomfortable and difficult action... not religious mumbo jumbo.

Prayers, huh?? What happened to the world praying for the halocoust victims?? Nada, prayers only make the people praying feel warm and fuzzy, and the problems will be supposodly be over. What is needed is a real old time ass kicking on the Mexicans part to control and eradicate the drug cartels. But Oh My God, this would be contrary to the Mexican system as it is, with Mordidas from the cop on the street to the President. Why shut down a cash cow, let the innocents kill themselves off.

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