Hastings business owner Lynn Denton reached out to friends at Gun Lake Community Church saying, "Downtown Hastings could really use some prayer warriors to bless the businesses and to pray for their needs. Believe me, there are a lot of needs."
On Friday, several people from across denominational lines came out to walk (a minimum of 6 feet apart) and pray (wearing masks). They prayed for the blessing, provision, increase, and strengthening of our area businesses and their employees, and also for God's covering, good health, protection, peace, and well-being of all the people of the community.
Some of those who participated include Pastor Scott Price of Lifegate Community Church, Pastor Gale Kragt of Spiritual Care Consultants, Pastor Dan Beyer of Gun Lake Community Church, Director Martha Ports and Board Members Sue Larghi & Robin Walters of Family Promise of Barry County, plus several people from Thornapple Valley Church, Hastings Assembly of God, Paster Matt Moser of Hastings Baptist Church and others who prayed from their homes and neighborhoods.
Karla VanOtteren, Director of Prayer and Healing at Gun Lake Community Church said “In the midst of such difficult times, we can often feel discouraged... like there's nothing we can do to change what's happening, but prayer is something all of us can do!”
Listen here to a prayer for the community: