With school reconvening in the next couple of weeks, it’s time for the annual School Prayer Walk – with a twist.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with social distancing a primary issue, this year’s walk will be transformed into a drive-thru. The School Prayer Drive Thru will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Each school will have their own drive thru on the respective school campuses.

“We usually have the School Prayer Walk each year on the Saturday before school begins,” said Alcorn Baptist Prayer Coordinator Kathryn Chapman, “but because of the coronavirus, we will be having a drive-thru event this year at each school.”

Drive-thru’s have become the norm this year from birthdays and anniversary celebrations and even graduation ceremonies. So it’s not surprising this year’s event will be a drive-thru as well.

“This will be the 20th year for this special prayer event,” said Chapman. “God has been so good to us and blessed us and protected our schools, including children and staffs. When you think about all the bad things that have happened in our schools the past 20 years, I hope everyone in the area can see just how God’s hand of protection has been on our schools. And I’m sure it’s because each year our schools have been covered in prayers by people who saw the need and took the time to come out to these School Prayer Walks.”

Chapman added that schools are facing new challenges and concerns as the 2020 session is set to begin “and we need everyone who can to come out and pray. You don’t even have to get out of your car. Just drive around the school grounds and pray,” she said.

“We don’t know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future and that’s God,” said the coordinator.

Chapman extends a special invitation to all who can to make time this Saturday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to attend and pray for all the precious children from Pre-K thru 12th grade as well as the dedicated teachers, principals, district office administration, all school district employees and support staff.

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