Folks gather in Johnson City to pray for students heading back to school

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Legislation in the Tennessee house and senate marked this weekend the “Tennessee Weekend of Prayer over Students.”

Folks gathered in Founders Park Sunday afternoon to pray over those who will be returning to classrooms across the state in a few short weeks.

Alan Evans, pastor of Faith Miracle Sanctuary Christian Worship Center said “We do have a serious problem and we do need unity and we do need a caring heart”

People came together to pray for students, communities and leaders — who will soon be heading back to school.

Haley Wherry, Executive Director of First Priority Blue Ridge said “I think it’s a great reminder to the citizens of Tennessee how important our schools are and how important to the next generation of students that are going to be our leaders one of these days. That they need to be prayed over and they need to be encouraged and ministered to and just helped to grow as great citizens of our state.

Folks say they felt unified in prayer, putting differences aside, and putting students first.Copyright WJHL 2015. All rights reserved.

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