Area pastor calls
In light of what is happening in the Wilkes Barre area and surrounding communities, it only seems right that we Christians humble ourselves in prayer and fasting, reaching out to the Lord in prayer.
The community recently came together for “Prayer on the Square,” but as we concluded that three-day event and went back to our everyday living, the issues still continue. Do we now just wait until next year to again gather together? Our children are still killing each other. Young men and women, even babies, are caught in the crossfire of evil intentions. Drugs and alcohol are at the root of robberies, purse snatchings, home invasions. When is enough, enough?
It’s not a time to argue over who is at blame, but a time for action. Our local rehabs are full. The police are doing the best they can with what they have to work with.
I couldn’t help but notice when “Prayer on the Square” was going on that the crowds where a little thin. I know a lot of work goes into this event, and I take my hat off to all those who labor for this event, but we can’t stop there.
There are a lot of Christians in this area, and I don’t think even a sixteenth of them showed up at this event. Please understand I’m not criticizing, but observing. This time, and anytime for that matter, is an opportunity for Christians everywhere to tear down the walls of indifference, to come from not only Wilkes Barre, but all the surrounding towns. It’s a time to bring light to a very dark time, a time to bring hope, faith and love to a situation that seems to be too big for us to address. And maybe it is; but it’s not too big for God to handle.
We Christians are armed with spiritual weapons such as prayer and fasting, not guns, clubs or knives.
Join us from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 52 Public Square.
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Pastor Vince O’Boyle
Church on the Square