"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14    

Hour of Prayer

Prayer For Homicide Cessation- 8/13/16 10 a.m. - email inquiries will be forwarded prayer location

BALTIMORE, AMERICA'S MURDER CAPITAL?

In 2015, the Baltimore homicide deaths totaled 344 victims. Baltimore has one of the highest homicide rates among U.S. urban cities. Our historic city has become the "deathplace" for over 600 citizens between 2010 and 2012, and the numbers continue to climb. In 2013, 235 lives were lost. In 2014, 201 were slain, and as stated in 2015, 344 people met a tragic end. For this year 2016, crime has claimed these precious lives:

  • 8/3 Tyrone Cooper-age 34
    8/4 David Hill-age 45
    8/5 Tony Thornton-age 38
    8/7 Carlton Moorehead Jr.-age 41
    8/9 William Jackson III-age 43
    8/10 Ricardo Johnson-age 47
    8/10 Douglas Allison-age 34
    8/12 Darius Perkins-age 32
    8/13 Gregory Robinson-age 37
    8/15 Bruce Hamilton-age 17
    8/17 Antron Muse-age 35
    8/17 Steven B. Davis-age 47
    8/19 Troy Johnson-age 35
    8/19 Cedric Whitehead-age 46
    8/20 Kevin Kernes-age 25
    8/22 Willie Boyd-ge 21
    8/22 Eric Burke-age 26
    8/22 Dominick Parker-age 31
    8/24 Keon Frisoen-age 26
    8/24 Kristopher Pompey-age 25
    8/26 Lisa Anne Studley-age 36
    8/27 Tykim Fisher-age 23
    8/28 Minesh Tyler-age 28
    8/29 Franswhuan Smith-age 42
  • 7/1 Davon Robinson-age 31
    7/3 Dontay Hughes-age 39
    7/5 Lawrence Roebuck-age 24
    7/5 Travis Powell-age 28
    7/6 Trayvon Lee-age 24
    7/6 Thomas Chambers-age 29
    7/9 Molly Macauley-age 59
    7/10 Jermaine Scofield-age 24
    7/10 Tevin Haygood-age 19
    7/10 William Johnson-age 49
    7/10 William Primus-age 64
    7/11 Robert McIntosh-age 31
    7/12 Johnny Timmons-age 39
    7/13 Melvin Brown-age 48
    7/13 unidentified male-age 57
    7/14 Donte Harris-age 33
    7/16 Jamal Eaton-age 24
    7/16 Jenna Manuel
    7/18 Charles Ervin-age 83
    7/18 Albert Pittman III-age 25
    7/18 Shaun Stewart-age 38
    7/19 Sean Womack-age 24
    7/19 Neil Brown-age 26
    7/21 Warren Williams-age 22
    7/23 Eboni Thornton-age 26
    7/24 Todd Dillard-age 23
    7/25 Earl Redd-age 23
    7/28 Robert Branch-age 35
    7/28 Davon Harper-age 23
    7/29 Blake Hammond
    7/29 Tyrone Stokes-age 39
    7/29 Delroy Peters-age 34

  • 6/2 LaRese Bowser-age 42
    6/4 Aaron Vaughn-age 27
    6/4 Kareem Samuel-age 27
    6/6 Jordon Hill-age 23
    6/6 male-age 22
    6/8 Tiffany Lowery-age 30
    6/8 Darrian Johnson-age 19
    6/9 Jerome McDougald-age 24
    6/9 Ronald Peay-age 40
    6/10 Garrison Decker-age 22
    6/11 Diandre Barnes-age 13
    6/11 Xavier Starke-age 38
    6/13 Steven Nelson-age 24
    6/14 Travonn Barnett-age 23
    6/21 Christopher Collins-age 35
    6/22 Donzell Canada-age 29
    6/23 Maurice Ely-age 18
    6/23 Damon Mullen-age 33
    6/24 Marquis Addison
    6/21 Leo Cooper-age 31
    6/25 Tyriece Watson-age 23
    6/26 Davon Booth-age 34
    6/28 male-age 43
    6/28 male- age 18
    6/28 Darrow Coady-age 1
  • 5/3 Joseph Payne-age 16
    5/3 Quincey Wayman-age 121
    5/4 Elisha Watson-age 1
    5/6 Samuel Stewart-age45
    5/7 Makel Shaheed-age27
    5/8 Antonio Buckson-age 38
    5/10 Alfred Barrett-age 30
    5/12 Lionel Hill-age33
    5/17 Kevin Evans, Jr.-age 26 
    5/20 Emmanuel Clark-age 18
    5/22 Cortez Brown-age 17
    5/22 unidentified female-age 49
    5/23 Kevin Gant-age 29
    5/25 Mary Dickson-Hines-age 90
    5/25 Christopher Jackson-age 24  
    5/25 unidentified male-age 22
    5/25 Stanley Ricardi Short-age 29 
    5/26 unidentified male-age 24
    5/26 unidentified male-age 44
    5/27 Latrina Ashburne-age 41
    5/27 unidentified male-age 46
    5/28 Domonique Dungee-age 26
    5/31 unidentified male

     

  • 4/7 Antowan Baker-age 33
    4/8 Jerry Cook-age 24
    4/8 Jamal Bishop-age 33
    4/11 Larelle Wallace-age 28
    4/11 Marvin Saunders-age 36
    4/12 Desean McKoy-age 24
    4/12 Taji Anthony-age 25
    4/16 Curtis Fleming-age 22
    4/16 Antonio Washington-age 35
    4/18 Delmeko Green-age 20
    4/19 Theodore Bush-age 41
    4/19 Markee Brown-age 19
    4/22 Nathan Walker-age 25
    4/24 Deallen Jones-age 36
    4/25 Michael Omoregae-age 44
    4/25 unidentified male-age 52
    4/25 Micheal Tilghman
    4/26 Kaleaf Brown-age 25
    4/26 Asia Brockington-age 26
    4/26 Carlos Younger-age 24
    4/28 Maurice Braham-age 31
    4/28 Joel McCullum-age 26
    4/28 Anthony Hornes-age 34

  • 3/3   Darrin Johnson, Jr.-age 34
    3/6   Deangelo Cypress-age 19
    3/10 Darius Bruce-age 20
    3/12 Jamar Kelly-age 22
    3/14 Dayshawn Cole-age 20
    3/15 Kenneth Colllins-age 45
    3/16 Decorey Horne-age 20
    3/17 Ronnie Wallace-age 36
    3/18 Antonio Hilton-age 23
    3/19 Raekwon Parker-age 20
    3/20 Alan Taylor-age 39
    3/22 Kevin Phillips-age 24
    3/22 Shelby Miller-age 29
    3/24 Maikeli Hawkins-age 40
    3/27 Sterling Stanfield-age 29
    3/29 Leroy E Johnson-age 33
    3/30 Anthony Hunter-age 30
    3/31 unidentified male-age 34
  • 2/1 Gerald Williams-age 21
    2/3 Melvin Mouldin-age 64
    2/3 Troy Biggus-age 2
    2/5 Sabrina Kelly-age 53
    2/5 Eric Dorsey-age 42
    2/8 Antonino Newsome-age 28
    2/10 Edwin Rivera-age 18
    2/10 Pleasant Broadus-age 42
    2/11 Tony Edwards, Jr.-age 31
    2/12 Robert Pryor-age 28
    2/15 Nolan Coley Jr.-age 18
    2/17 Anthoney Drumgoole-age 25
    2/18 Jamar Wise-age 24
    2/19 Sheila Jordan-age 60
    2/19 Quindell ford-age 15
    2/19 Anthony Daniels-age 20
    2/21 unidentified male -age 20
    2/22 Gerald Hill, Jr.-age 22
    2/23 Michael Powell-age 21
    2/25 Diallo B. Roberts-age 36
    2/26 James Thompson-age 30
    2/29 Daniel Jackson-age 17
  • 1/1 Sharon Williams-age 61
    1/6 Edward Yesaitis-age 48
    1/7 James Dankins-age 28
    1/7 Brian Tabb-age 25
    1/10 Robert Ponsi-age 29
    1/10 Katrina Jennings-age 2
    1/12 Sierra Burley-age 29
    1/15 Manuel Hision-age 22
    1/19 Maurice Kosh-age 22
    1/19 Isahia Bonner-age 24
    1/26 male-age 19
    1/29 male-age 16

       This is a solicitation for the intercessors and prayer warriors all over the city to begin human prayer chains outside of your sanctuaries and in front of your church buildings. This is an interdenominational petition, understanding that unity and the power of prayer transcends denominations.  As believers across Baltimore incline God's ear, the expectation is for God, through this prayer movement, to revolutionize this city. We are committed to being intercessors until we see a change in the crime/homicide rate (preferably to zero).

 
      The suggested strategy employed is likened to that of the Israelites in the Old Testament.  It is true that God made them victorious over their adversaries and "delivered" the enemies into their hands. They prayed from the Tabernacle but then girded up, went to the battlefield, and made themselves visible to the adversary.  Assembling ourselves to pray is what believers have been doing all along, but strategically changing our position from inside the church to the outside and being visible to evildoers in our communities adds an audiovisual impact to our prayer.

We admonish every believer to get involved and here's how:

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    Speak with the church leaders /pastor about starting a human prayer chain at your local church. This consists of linking arms/holding hands with the congregants and designating one person to lead the prayer.

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    Decide on a convenient time to have the prayer. For example, prayer participants can convene either a few minutes before or after an already scheduled worship service.

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    Post a request for participants on your church bulletin board or have it read in your church announcements.

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    Be consistent with the prayer chain, and make it an integral part of the church's weekly activities.