TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa's Sheridan Church hosted a Prayer March for Peace in downtown Tulsa. It took place at 5pm at The Center of the Universe.
Their plan was to have a prayer walk from The Center of the Universe to John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.
Lead Pastor Jackson Lahneyer tells 2 Works for You he was expecting two thousand people to come, but the heat may have affected the numbers.
It was nearly 100 degrees Saturday, but that didn't stop Charlotte Smith from standing with the black communities around the world who are facing injustices," Charlotte Smith said.
She says it breaks her heart, she's enraged, and afraid.
“I have a black brother, I have black grandsons, I have black sons, there are black men in my life,” Smith said.
But this protest allowed her and others like Sherell Samuels to pray for healing, and peace in the world.
“Things have to change, I am here to speak up, speak my mind,” Samuels said.
Pastor Lahneyer says he believes Saturdays prayer walk will heal the land.
“We want to counter injustice by going to the route of the problem, the branch and the symptom is racism in the country but the route issue is sin in the human heart.
For some, it helped.
“It spoke to me, it hit harder and closer to home today because of everything that is going on,” Samuels said.
The route is around half a mile long which should take just over 10 minutes for the group.
The group's organizers want this to be peaceful, and have pastors from all around Tulsa to pray and worship at the ending location.
“It makes me feel amazing,I am encouraged I am motivated. I am inspired,” Smith said.
A prayer walk to City Hall, Tulsan's are calling 'March Unity Over Violence' will take place Monday at the Greenwood Cultural Center from 10 am to 12 pm.
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