Pastor Tim Doyle of Restoration Church explains how evangelical pastors are inviting community members to pray for the city on May 2 at St. Joseph Christian school.

Local pastors in the community will be gathering together on May 2 for One Church, One City, One Voice, a free citywide prayer and worship rally at St. Joseph Christian School to pray for the community.

“We have seen how people are hungry, to see churches come together and worship and pray and just do events together,” says Ryan Hildebrand of Mission Covenant House Community.

Hosted by Mission House Covenant Community, the rally will commemorate the International Day of Prayer while praying for the community and city.

“The National Day of Prayer — which is really just praying the whole time — not really with a speaker, no other agenda than the church coming together to pray,” says Tim Doyle, lead pastor at Restoration Church.

Doyle says the rally will focus on certain topics that affect the community.

“We typically pick four or five topics that are important to our city — like the economy, the leadership, the schools, you know, the first responders — just to really focus on those needs, that we sense were important to the community,” Doyle says.

The rally will host a panel of local evangelical pastors, but Doyle says that all faiths are welcome to join in prayer.

“All are welcome. It’s important to know that we’re not against other expressions,” Doyle says, “This is just an opportunity for people who have a common faith, a common belief to come together.”

For more information on the rally, you can reach out to Mission Covenant House Community by contacting them directly or visiting their Facebook page online

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