Plant City-area churches spent Aug. 13 making sure area students, teachers and other school personnel get protected by prayer.
Eighteen churches participated in a “Back to School Prayer Walk,” covering 25 schools in Area 6. Over 250 participants braved the rain on foot or by car and circled around campuses, praying from 1 to 2 p.m.
Pastor Fred Harrold, of One Accord Church, said the prayer walk was a return to form after a four-year hiatus. Harrold and 20 members of the church prayed at Tomlin Middle School, where co-pastor Randy Humphrey teaches science.
“We’re praying for the teachers, the students, the faculty, administrators, bus workers, drivers, lunchroom ladies, all of the above for them to have a good, safe year,” Harrold said.
Parents were eager to pray whether their children attended a particular school or not. Roberto Chavez, who attends New Jerusalem Church, prayed at Bryan Elementary even though his child attends a different school.
“We need to remember God is here,” Chavez said.