"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

Pray For Homicide Cessation - Monthly outdoor prayer chains in progress. Website site visitors can forward an email to find out the exact Baltimore location of prayer.

BALTIMORE, AMERICA'S MURDER CAPITAL?


In 2016, the Baltimore homicide deaths totaled 318 victims. Though Chicago has been spotlighted as a gruesome place of genocide in 2016, Baltimore is among the high homicide rates in U.S. urban cities. Our historic city has become the "deathplace" for thousands of citizens. For this year 2017, crime has claimed these precious lives:

2017 Deaths

May 2017

5/2 Dartania Tibbs-age 19
5/3 Donald Holbrook-age 25
5/3 Kevin Watkins-age 30
5/3 Charles Frazier-age 39
5/5 Tyrell Matthews-age 24
5/6 Carlos Montgomery-age 44
5/6 Channon Simpkins-age 28
5/6 Tony Tingle-age 31
5/6 Raynesha Hunt-age 24
5/6 Tarrol Carroll-age 39
5/8 D'Andre Johnson
5/8 Charles Gatatha-age 28
5/9 Michael Duncan-age 37
5/9 Kwame Cheeks-age 29
5/10 Joshua Perry-age 32
5/12 Vincent Curtis-age 53
5/14 Dashanae Woodson-age 17
5/14 Tomez Lee-age 32
5/15 Brandon Lucas-age 26
5/16 Tyrelle Williams-age 26
5/17 Damontez Hudgin-age 20
5/18 Thomas Wyatt-age 48
5/19 Brian Deshields-age 47
5/21 Dorian Lumpkins-age 20
5/22 Bruce Chester-age 66
5/22 Maurice Stovall-age 3
5/23 Reese Bowman-age 1
5/24 Tyrone Dickens-age 27
5/24 Dorian Faulkner-age 29
5/24 Bernard Madison-age 28
5/26 Jermaine Mitchell-age 23
5/29 Troy Horton-age 30
5/30 Omar Farabee-age 31
5/30 Everette Brown-age 35

April 2017

4/3 Lamar Chambers-age 22
4/4 Larry Miller-age 20
4/8 Maurice Walker-age 27
4/8 Douglas Holt-age 36
4/9 Tyrone McMillian-age 30
4/9 Darian Watson-age 27
4/10 Corey Earl Brown-age 40
4/11 Tion Singletary-age 22
4/13 Shaquan Trusty-age 16
4/14 Victor Lane-age 50
4/14 Trayvon Chesley-age 22
4/15 Phillip Bradford-age 57
4/16 Michael Wise, Jr.-age 25
4/16 Mario Jones-age 28
4/16 Shahidah Barnes-age 28
4/18 Rominico Roland-age 39
4/20 Lavander Edwards-age 17
4/21 Davante Wilson-age 25
4/23 Gregory Jones-age 38
4/24 Michael Scott-age 33
4/24 Mackinley Williams-age 53
4/27 Ronald Rice-age 29
4/28 Andrew Terrell-age 41
4/29 Ashley Long
4/29 Steven Jackson-age 18
4/29 Larry Lawson-age 29

March 2017

3/8 Jamil Owens-age 40
3/8 Kathy Kuhn-age 63
3/9 Sean Wood-age 26
3/9 Kalil Matthews-age 23
3/9 Dominick Smith-age 30
3/11 William Lesane-age 33
3/13 Andrew Jackson-age 30
3/14 Howard Martin-age 53
3/14 Earline Thomas-age 53
3/15 Montell Pridgett-age 24
3/16 Markel Scott-age 19
3/17 Donya Rigby-age 28
3/17 Davon Fair-age 24
3/18 Shi-Heem Shoito-age 19
3/18 Tyrone James-age 17
3/19 Dashon Houston-age 26
3/22 Alphonza Watson-age 38
3/24 Melvin Chisholm-age 40
3/26 Victorious Shift-age 19
3/27 Otis Davis-age 36
3/27 Ernest Solomon-age 26
3/28 April Ellis-age 34
3/29 unidentified male-age 32
3/29 Fernando Riley
3/30 Brandon West-age 27

February 2017

2/1 Brandon Anderson-age 21
2/1 Donald Sympton-age 20
2/2 Jessie Worthena-age 53
2/3 Tonja Chadwick-age 20
2/3 Lawrence Jones-age 25
2/3 James Hendricks-age 24
2/5 Dominick Marshall-age 21
2/6 Tyrone Donelson-age 22
2/8 Davon Williams-age 28
2/8 Sherman Carrothers-age 42
2/9 Deontae Bleufort-age 21
2/12 Sir Moodie-age 27
2/13 Bryant Beverly-age 18
2/16 Ivan Timmons-age 46
2/18 Antoine Mayo-age 41
2/21 Jackie Burris-age 26
2/22 Sherman Smith-age 40
2/23 Thomas Lee, Jr.-age 38
2/25 unidentified male-age 40
2/26 Derron Strickland-age 35
2/27 Anthony Griffin-age 26
2/27 Gerald Long-age 79
2/28 unidentified male-age 30

January 2017

1/1 Sheamon Pearlie-age 20
1/1 James Williams-age 33
1/3 Davonte Jackson-age 24
1/4 Jamal Washington-age 38
1/5 Timothy Stephens-age 32
1/7 Jeffry Douglas-age 47
1/9 Chris Pennington-age 32
1/10 Cody Boyd-age 26
1/10 Teshombre Harvell-age 27
1/12 Desean Mcelveen-age 17
1/12 Dominique Thaniel-age 37
1/13 Dominique Hall-age 24
1/15 Rashawn Fenner-age 25
1/15 Andrew Zachary-age 23
1/19 Angelo Wheeler-age 38
1/19 George Gookson-age 31
1/20 Herbert Allen-age 44
1/20 Shawn Davis-age 34
1/22 Oscar Acevedo-age 24
1/22 Antonio Paesch-age 24
1/23 Michelle Melter-age 34
1/23 Sherman Johnson-age 59
1/23 Aurelio Rios Rodriguez-age 26
1/24 Kelvin Armstead-age 34
1/24 Stephanie Hullihen-age 30
1/25 Lennell Reece-age 27
1/25 Marvin Odell-age 31

 

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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