Prayer Walk in Ensley aimed at reducing violence

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ENSLEY, ALA. (WIAT)- It’s been a community that has seen it’s fair share of violence with several homicides alone in the last couple weeks, Ensley. A group is trying to make a difference as they hit the streets with a prayer walk Saturday. The event put on by the group Prayer Force United.

Pastors, police, and community members taking part in the event with a goal aimed at reducing crime in the area.

“Work with people, work with our younger children, and try to make it where we can stop some of violence,” said David Swanson taking part in the walk. 

People in the neighborhood heard the music and saw the participants waving.

“It’s blessing its about time for somebody to do something around about time somebody do something,” said Ensley resident Sherry Sharp. 

The group stopping at places where crimes have been committed. 

” We are here to pray over this area and to make sure the people here are covered in prayer,” said Director of Pray Force Unit Stu Enloe. 

Danny Carr took part in the walk grew up in Ensley.

“I believe law enforcement can’t do it themselves and prayer and awareness is a big part of what this community needs trying to pray our way through a time of violence and make a difference,” said Carr.

Enloe tells CBS 42 they tell they plan to have more of these walks in the future in hopes of getting the crime rate down.

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