Prayer on the Square was held on Thursday evening, August 1 at the Knox County Courthouse. The main goal of the interdenominational event is to pray for the community of Knox County, the state of Kentucky, and the nation.
Community members prayed for the various churches and pastors in Knox County. The prayer group mentioned how unity among such churches is very important for the Church to thrive [as each work together to meet spiritual and physical needs.]
Secondly, they prayed for local schools - the students, teachers, coaches, custodians, and administration as they are starting a new school year. Prayer on the Square members encouraged Christian students to begin Prayer Walks at their schools. “We appreciate how schools are already active in ministry opportunities during the school year,” said Darla Carter, “First Priority groups are offered, [which are student led Bible study groups.]”
Finally, the group prayed for local and state officials. According to Carter, they addressed the ‘drug problem’ and ways to overcome it. “We also prayed for the opening of the new Knox County Detention Center,” added Carter.
Carter and members concluded the event with discussion about the upcoming free Military Medical Clinic at First Baptist Church August 3 - 10.
Overall, Carter explained her and her husband, Clevis, are thankful to live in a nation where they can meet together and read the Bible and pray. “We have been attending Prayer on the Square regularly since it first began about 9 years ago,” Carter noted. “We look forward to meeting with others in our community, to be more informed about things that are happening.” She finished by saying, “It is a blessing to fellowship and pray together for local, state, and nation’s needs.