A group of Christians in Fairhope plans to walk and pray throughout May ahead of a pride event in city parks on June 1. The Jericho Walk, a coordinated prayer walk, will bring Christians together in those same areas to pray together.

The Color Fairhope with Pride, sponsored by Prism United Fairhope, will bring together members of the LGBTQ+ community to kick off Pride Month in the Municipal Park and Henry George Park.

Jericho Walk organizers asked concerned citizens to sign up online to take a gathering time.

"The intent of this exercise will be to walk around and pray over these areas relative to the activities planned for these areas," a letter stated.

The group called for a peaceful prayer walk, and organizers asked for no signage, banners or t-shirts that could be construed as confrontational.

"Our intent is only to lift our petitions silently or softly but boldly to God over the planned use of these areas on 1 June and to appeal for Providential healing and protection of our community and Nation relative to the aforementioned activities that will take place in June," the letter continued. "The activities referred to are the celebration and promotion on that day and the rest of the month of June of value systems and moralities that directly conflict with and/or are aggressively hostile to our Judeo-Christian moral and value system; that is, that which we seek to pass on to our children, our grandchildren, our great-grandchildren……and ultimately to this and the future generations which include our own posterity."

Suggestions for prayer for participants include asking for the spirit of truth and love to guide prayers, for the prayers to be a blessing to pride event attendees, for gay people to desire to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and for children to be able to discern perversions they are exposed to on social media.

Jericho Walk and Prayer instructions and other suggestions can be viewed below.

Jericho Walk Prayer Instructions Guide Map by Erica Thomas on Scribd

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