3rd Sound The Alarm !!! USA, Bristol, Africa

The 3rd PEACEMAKERS Sound the Alarm Online Midday Call to Prayer will be on Wednesday 20th October via Google Meet at 12 noon for 30 minutes.

This is the Google meet Link to join:  Click https://meet.google.com/fcu-ekct-cza  or go to Google and type in GOOLE Meet and where it says to Join Meeting copy and paste: fcu-ekct-cza  and it will take you to the Prayer Room.

Lets meet up  here to pray peace across our countries, and safety on our streets.

We have had two major stabbings here in Bristol since our last Sound the Alarm Midday Prayer Call, As we can see crime is relentless and so must we. As a Guardian of the Planet for peace and safety I feel particularly responsible to try an bring as much awareness as possible to the **need for more robust prayer interventions, as well as **more personal approach, to address gangs and street crimes in our cities and neighbourhoods.

“Much has been done through Prayer & City Safety Patrols here in Bristol and other parts of the Country and abroad over the years, however we must up our game to become more proactive in handling these issues rather than reactive or simply leaving it up to the local authority. It is obvious that if the local authority could change mindsets and behaviours it would have done so, and though I am in no way saying we will completely obliterate street violence and gang related crimes, I am saying that I have seen first-hand that Prayer and personal commitment to actively engage visibly through the Patrols Scheme does work. In fact it works effectively, correcting many issues at the root cause, and brought about a safer, more pleasant areas in which to live, work and play.” ~Rev Palmer, Patrols Chief

The Theme for this Prayer Call is  ‘Why Prayer is a Good intervention for Street related Crimes and City Safety.’   Our Esteemed Guest and Keynote Speaker is Lewin Carr form Cambria Heights, Queens, New York.

Mr Lewin Carr is  CEO and Life Coach for Success Happiness Full Potential Academy. He is PEACEMAKERS Patrol Representative in New York. Mr Carr is very passionate about thriving communities, community safety,  personal empowerment, and the role that an individual can play in helping to build more balanced, safer, and just communities.

FEEDBACK from Sound the Alarm 2.

Chief Superintendent Mark Runacres was Esteemed Guest and Keynote Speaker for the Midday Prayer Call. He spoke passionately around the importance for initiatives such as the Prayer and City Safety Patrols and the role they play in bringing awareness and reassurance on the streets of local communities, being visible and clear, taking time and pride, and reporting.  He said the Street Safety Patrols show people care and want to be a part of the process, taking pride in their communities, and doing their part to make it a better safer place. He was very kind and sensitive in paying tribute to those Patrollers who had passed on, saying “..they made a difference.”

"Crime will not survive where Communities Strive" ~ Chief Superintendent, Avon and Somerset Police Constabulary.

When asked what more can PEACEMAKERS do to support the work of the Police in bring safety to streets and Communities , the Chief said, “Patrols  should carry on doing what they are doing. Continue to bring a very visible presence, reassurance, which encourages others to be involved. Patrols are able to walk up and start a conversation in a non-offensive and non-aggressive way which brings understanding to the story behind the perpetrators behaviour, a rich opportunity to likely impact their behaviour, doing what police cannot do. Your coordinated approach is able to pick up hotspots often encouraging criminal activities to withdraw and lonely places which help people to feel assured.”

NEXT PATROLS : Newtown,  Lawrence Hill,  Easton, and St. Pauls on Saturday and Sunday 30th – 31st October.  VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME via emailing peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com  Ref: Oct/Vol

 

 

 

Prayer Patrol & City Safety Volunteer Patrols Needed!

PEACEMAKERS **NEW** recruitment drive for Prayer and City Safety Patrols in Bristol.

The PEACEMAKERS Chief Reverend Palmer has sent out an appeal for volunteers to help them patrol the streets around Easton and HillFields/Fishponds Lodge Causeway, especially over the next few weeks.

 

LODGECAUSEWAY PATROLS:

There has been a rapid escalation of Anti-Social behaviour along the Causeway, disturbing the local neighborhood, causing havoc and fear to residents. It was reported in the latest Fishponds Voice that Police have stepped up their patrols.  There has been a concern for a while, however, the aggressive begging and threatening violence have seen many not feeling safe to walk about or do their shopping in the area.

Working in Fishponds/Hillfields is not new for the Prayer Patrols who started their work several years ago when the area was named among the highest in the city for fear of crime. Then, owning a small Peace Embassy/Advice office, worked alongside the Local Beat Officer, Community Centre, Local Council Neighbourhood Engagement Team, and Church was regular in attendance to meetings as part of the strategic safety plans.  Over time the area saw great improvement, with increased funding and sponsorships, housing improvements,  new community facilities, and new business.

Several years later they patrolled the area again there were several incidents where local pensioners felt unsafe to go to the Post Office.  Prayer & City Safety Patrols have maintained sporadic patrols in Fishponds namely the cycle track which runs under the Causeway, lanes, on pavements outside supermarkets, as well as along residential streets, and as part of their Say No to Drink and Drive at Christmas.

RECENT EASTON PATROLS:

Police at the scene after two bodies were found in a Bristol houseLast Month PEACEMAKERS sent out a concerned plea seeking for volunteers to help them patrol the Easton area.  They did this via their website, sending out numerous generic emails and texts to patrols friends and families, local groups, and organizations and via radio Bristol in an attempt to raise safety awareness in the area and to prayer cover the streets.  Although the appeal did not seem to yield a large response, the usual team took the streets covering as wide an area as they could. Today, in response to the recent double murder of two days ago, where two bodies were discovered in a house on a quiet Wood Street, Rev Palmer had this to say, “And to think we were only a street away a week ago. Such a tragedy. We could never have imagined this in such a tightly knit community and on such a quiet little street.  I can only pray rest for their souls, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice, as quickly as possible.  Also praying for comfort and peace for the family and friends of the deceased men, and calm and reassurance for the other residents of the said street and surrounding neighbourhood.” 

PEACEMAKERS have been patrolling the streets of Bristol for over 20 years, seeing a massive reduction in street, knives, and gangs related crimes, bringing consolation and community reassurance to many areas dealing with the fear of crime. Totally non-profit they give of their time and care, freely, covering large demography of the City.  Most of the work they do is ‘heart’ says the Rev.  She explains, “There is no glamour or fame here, simply heart, and genuine compassion, humble empathy, and deep respect for the human race, and their potential to achieve and enjoy better, safer, happy, and peace-filled communities. We do that! Our presence fills the atmosphere with these, raising hope in the areas we patrol. Man needs food and water, warmth and shelter, and supply to get all these. However, without a level of safety both at a personal as well as the community level, there can be no real satisfaction in life.   The Police do a good job in keeping a level of peace, but there is a level beyond education and religion, which only ( *** ) can reach, to create the shift needed for lasting change.” 

To report crime  as well going directly to 999 or Crimestoppers, you can use our Prayer & Safety Alert phone line on 0845 468 0114 (**Please note that 0845 numbers can be more costly to ring, whether you’re calling from a landline or mobile.)

      

BRISTOL CITY SAFETY PATROLS

NEXT PATROL: ‘Peace Angels PRAYER PATROLS will be in Upper Eastville and Fishponds  AREA Wednesday 1st September 2021 BETWEEN 12 NOON TO 2.30 PM if you would like to join with us in any of the two areas please contact us via the CONTACT US Page www.peacemakersprayerpatrol.com or Email directly to peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com

To report crime here please use our Prayer & Safety Alert phone line on 0845 468 0114 (**Please note that 0845 numbers are more costly to ring, whether you're calling from a landline or mobile.)

2nd Sound The Alarm!!! USA, Bristol, London

2nd Sound the Alarm PEACEMAKERS  PRAYER PATROL online prayer call ‘Safer City’ Featured Special Guest Speaker is Bristol Police Commander, Superintendent Mark Runacres, of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Friday 27th August 2021, at 12.30 via Google Meet Link.

Sign into Google meet Account and use the GOOGLE MEET LINK BELOW to join the meet anytime ATER 11 am  https://meet.google.com/uem-yynt-zzy

 However, Meet won’t start until 12noon on the Day

PEACEMAKERS Chief and Police Commander will be talking about the benefits, impact, and effects of local initiatives like PEACE Patrols that are geared towards helping to create safer streets and communities, and how he sees this fitting within the overall Policing and Safety of our Cities.

“This promises to be very interesting and engaging interesting – and one you do not want to miss!”

We will be joined by some of the Prayer City safety Patrollers, Lorna Supria CEO Taking Back our Streets London, Prayer Patrol Rep in New York, and Prayer Rep in Nigeria, and hopefully friends from Jamaica. Look forward to seeing, learning,  and praying with you.

 Please pass this information to anyone whom you think might be interested or that may benefit from this opportunity.  Please use our Contact US form, the Prayer Request TAB, or Email: peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com. for inquiries and to get more information

If you are interested but unable to attend and have prayer needs or concerns that you wish to share privately for prayer. Email us directly at peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com.

We have been made aware that sometimes people do not wish to be seen during online MeetUPs this is totally understandable. You can do so safely by muting Camera before clicking the Join now link, you will be totally hidden and no one will be able to see you.     However, you must remember If they do not wish to speak or wish to hide your background noises, they can do so either by Muting their Mic either before joining or during the event. To participate simply unmute your audio.

Thank you and look forward to you joining us on Friday, 27th August 2021 at Midday!

NEXT PATROL: ‘Peace Angels will be in Upper Eastville and Fishponds from Midday Wednesday 1st September, if you would like to join with us in any of the two areas please contact us via the CONTACT US Page or Email directly to peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com

PEACEMAKERS ‘Jericho Patrol’ Update

Lunchtime Talk at Junction 3 Library: Imagining a city free from corporate  advertising | Adblock Bristol It was a bright fresh Friday Morning, 16th July,  a small band of faithful gathered together outside J3 Library Easton, Bristol, to pray at the start of, a Prayerthon Patrol, and, what turned out to be ‘an amazing Patrol’ as quoted by one patroller, at the end.

The route for the Jericho Patrol was to start with a 9 am Prayer Stop outside J3 Library.  From here they headed along the slip roads at the back of the Motorway towards the cross-bridge over the Motorway, linking Easton and St. Werberghs.

The 2nd Prayer Stop was the M32 Motorway. There had been a series of deaths through motor-vehicle accidents and recently the body of a young woman was found nearby, she had been stabbed to death.  When they arrived at the scene there was already a shire to a young man 23 years old that had recently died. The cause of death was uncertain to us, however, from the tributes tied to bits of cardboard hanging on the railings, and graffitied with chalk on the pavement, we gathered that it was a tragic incident, and yet another life was taken, much too early! We kept vigil and prayed before heading towards St Werburghs.

St. Werberghs had been a rough area for drunkenness, youth crime, and high fear of crime in the early days of PEACEMAKERS, some 20 years ago.

Then, Prayer Patrols were a regular feature at all hours of day and night. The Community has since turned good, with new buildings, better housing, well-kept gardens, renovated Community Centre, Upgraded Park, cleaner streets and lovely community vibes. Patrolling around and Praying here was a delight, to see the changes and to enjoy the sense of peacefulness – long may it continue.

Crossing over into St. Pauls carries a different feel these days, opposed to those earlier times when street, gun, knife, and gang crimes, robberies, and violence were rife.  On our more recent Patrols here we find things a lot quieter.  And it is good to see new enterprises, cleaner streets, new cafes and takeaways, freshly painted buildings,  and a well-kept park.  There was a positive welcoming reception to prayer and the presence of the patrols.

The crossways at Grosvenor and lower Ashley Road were our 3rd Prayer Stop of the morning.

There was much to give thanks for. “You are building on our prayers,” a patroller told a new business owner after they had been invited in, they prayed and blessed the business.

 

Stopping briefly to pray for an elderly gentleman whose business had slowly declined, and thanksgiving outside the St Pauls Library and community cafe, patrolling along  St. Nicholas Road through St. Pauls Park to the 4th Prayer Stop at Subways in front of the  Memorial Murial.

Jericho Patrols then headed towards the pedestrian corner of St Mark Road Bridge, Old Church, and Mosque, 5th and final Prayer Stop.  On our way over we observed much to add to our Prayer Shields list for future prayer, of which Grafitti is the most obvious.

I am very grateful, extremely thankful, to those who gave up their time and came out on the day, as well as the invisible Prayer Sheilds, the invincibles who covered us in prayer every step of the way.  Most of all to LIFE with the invisible host of Heavenly Angels. Ameen.

NEXT PATROLS:  Wednesday 4th August 11 am.  Starting at Prayer point1 by Eastville Park and along Fishponds Road, towards the last Prayer Stop which will be the Cycle Track behind Morrisons.

 

1st Sound The Alarm!!!

Friday 9th July.

A PEACEMAKERS  PRAYER PATROL Sound The Alarm Prayers for Bristol and London will take place on Friday 9th July at 12 Noon via this Google Meet Link https://meet.google.com/nde-mfwd-sgp

Please pass this information to anyone whom you think might be interested or that may benefit from this opportunity.  Please use our Contact US form, the Prayer Request TAB, or Email: peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com. for inquiries and to get more information

If you are interested but unable to attend and have prayer needs or concerns that you wish to share privately for prayer. Email us directly at peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com.

We have been made aware that sometimes people do not wish to be seen during online MeetUPs this is totally understandable. You can do so safely by muting Camera before clicking the Join now link, you will be totally hidden and no one will be able to see you.     However, you must remember If they do not wish to speak or wish to hide your background noises, they can do so either by Muting their Mic either before joining or during the event. To participate your prayers simply unmute your audio.

Thank you and look forward to you joining us on Friday, 9th July 2021 at Midday!

Bristol City Safety Patrols ‘Peace Angels will be in St. Judes, St Pauls, Stokes Croft, and Easton Areas of Bristol on Monday 12th July from 09.00 am. If you would like to JOIN US in any of these areas please contact us via the CONTACT US Page or Email directly to peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com

 

IN REMEMBERANCE

Lest we forget…

Lest we forget, Andre Gayle,

Lest we forget, Colin Winston

Lest we forget, Evon ‘Bangy’ Berry

Lest we forget, Stephen Lawrence

Lest we forget, Victoria Climbie & Baby P

Lest we forget, George Floyd

Lest we forget, Breonna Taylor

And the list goes on…

These are some of those whose lives and substance were brutally stricken from them, torn down too early, defenseless murders.

Death of Baby P - WikipediaMurder of Victoria Climbié - Wikipedia

St Pauls shooting victim Evon 'Bangy' Berry remembered 25 years on - Bristol LiveStephen Lawrence murder: police missed potentially vital clue because of confusion over punctuation | The Independent | The IndependentDerek Chauvin: ex-officer convicted in George Floyd's murder asks for new trial | Minneapolis | The Guardian

In our prayer today, we remember them. We give thanks for having known them, and for having heard about them. Whichever the case, the memory of their lives leaves a stain on our consciences, a reminder, that must never forget them. It speaks to us that we must ensure that justice is brought to bear so that their death is vindicated.

They did not live in vain

Our prayer for Justice goes deeper than hearing that their murderers are caught, convicted, and doing time in jail.  And this we demand as part of our prayer.  However,  a prison term does not suffice their innocent lives pleads for. They ask for justice that says we should all be given the chance to live out the full term of our lives.

Life is God-gifted RIGHT

Every individual, in reference to skin color, learning and education, financial worth, ancestral heritage, religious belief or none, disposition and creed – ALL of the equal value where the safety,  protection, and preservation of life is concerned. And this is the foundation, root, and tenant of our prayer.

Beyoncé seeks justice for Breonna Taylor in letter to Kentucky attorney general | Kentucky | The Guardian

 

 

 

Our prayer today is a demand for fairness and justice, value and choice for ourselves and of our fellow beings, from every nation.

Let there be love peace, hope.

In closing, we pause to give thanks to LIFE, sometimes call God, or Allah, Source, or Divine Intelligence, and the list goes on. By whatever name, this one thing is certain and we can all agree is LIFE! Without LIFE there is no existence, meaning nor purpose. So, in the name of LIFE, we decree liberty of choice, right of life, fairness of recompense, and peace to feel safe. AMEN.

~ In Rememberance, composed and written by Rev. Dr. Palmer h.c. Rev Palmer is Chief Commissioner for PEACEMAKERS since 2002

New-look for City Safety Patrol! & Upcoming Prayer Surgery

PEACEMAKERS City Safety Patrol is hoping to resume their regular rounds in Bristol with a fresh New-look this Summer! See Below

In order, to comply with the UK’s Government Lockdown guidelines and restrictions,  as well as Peacemakers Global’s strict health and safety measures, the City Safety Patrols placed the peoples’ safety health needs first and foremost.  And in light of these continuous social distancing procedures, there have been fewer and fewer visible patrol activities on the streets.

However, Peacemakers continues to be a beneficial presence,  creating fresh innovative alternatives online, reaching out, and offering that all-important prayer support, a listening ear,  reassurance, healing, and support.

A Google Meet  Prayer & Healing Surgery is planned for Friday 28th May 2021 at 12 Noon through 1.00 pm.  During the hour PEACEMAKERS Chief will listen, pray with, encourage, and console individuals whose lives have been dramatically impacted by the pandemic.  Please pass this information to anyone whom you think might be interested or that may benefit from this opportunity.  Please use our Contact US form, the Prayer Request TAB, or Email: peacemakersprayerpatrol @gmail.com. to get your Google Meet Link.

If you are interested but unable to attend and have prayer needs or concerns that you wish to share privately for prayer. Email us directly at peacemakersprayerpatrol @gmail.com.

We have been made aware that sometimes people would dearly like to join a Zoom or Google Meet gathering, but do not wish to be seen, this is totally understandable. This is often because they are unaware that if they turn off their camera before clicking the Join now link, they will be totally hidden and no one will be able to see them.  Also, If they do not wish to speak, or wish to hide their background noises, they can do so either by Muting their Mic before joining or by doing so at any time during the event. Thank you.

Please find below Words to Bless, Heal, Comfort, and Encourage your faith.

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PEACE ANGELS in Bristol

There are myriads of angels all around us every day.

ᐈ Angel easy to draw stock pictures, Royalty Free vintage girl praying icon | download on Depositphotos®What are angels? And what do they do? Angels are heavenly protectors, guides, helps, messengers, of peace and goodness.

Though mostly invisible in form, nevertheless their presence has been felt most effectively during those times when we most needed a miracle or a way up, and out.

Angel praying logo Royalty Free Vector Image - VectorStockWe are not called to worship nor to build alters to Angels, but to simply acknowledge that they exist, and are always available and accessible.

Most of us were taught that angels have wings, and I am one that has experienced the kindnesses and good deeds of those without wings, whose grace and genteel manner was just as angelic.

PictureCOMING SOON: As the UK opens up after the Lockdown, PEACEMAKERS  is also preparing to launch a new Peace Angels pilot, here in Bristol.

PEACEMAKERS Goodwill Prayer in response to KILL THE BILL PROTEST Volience & Unrest

Thousands gather in Bristol for 'Kill the Bill' protest over police powers planPEACEMAKERS Prayer Chief speaks out in the aftermath of the violence and unrest following a peaceful Kill The Bill Protest that had been planned for Bristol. In her letter below sent to various media as well as the police, she calls for peace and a halt to violence, criminality, and disruption to peaceful communities. She is hoping that her prayerful intervention will create a wave and air of peace bringing some level of peaceful understanding, especially in the light of further protest planned for the coming weekend. Police are advising people not to gather.

Peacemakers have been successfully working behind the scenes for street safety with Virgil, Patrols, Marches, and Awareness Campaigns in Bristol since 2002 when violence was rife in St Pauls and Easton area.  They were also part of winning the City  Purple Flag status, which helps to attract a greater number of visitors into the city center at night and hopefully reduces negative perceptions about Bristol’s city center.

Reverend Palmer is asking for people to join with her and her team in praying for peace. “If you do not already pray or even know how to pray, then you can use the words of the prayer on our site.” **See below.

"God usually uses the foolish things of this world to create mighty changes,  sometimes it may take a little while to see the difference, but it usually comes through good in the end." - Rev. Dr. Dawnecia Palmer OBA AFP

To whom it may concern

Whilst we cannot undo or wish away the violence, criminality, misbehavior, and mishandling of the recent Protests on both sides of the law here in Bristol; neither should we be complacent and silent.

I for one do not condone or excuse the use of violence on persons nor the destruction and damage to property.

It is a sad day for Bristol and for the years of hard gruff between parties, communities, and the police, to build a level of trust and civility.

My prayer today is for peace and order to return, for a new way of communicating and listening. For openness, peaceful protests,  and freedom of speech, to be handled with higher levels of competency and conscious awareness.

I pray the Spirit of Peace over the citizens,  constituency, and constabulary of Bristol. May order return. May violence and fear find no place to hide or grow here. May those with the tendency to destroy and cause harm be found out, arrested, handled fairly and charged accordingly. Then, may the Presence of the ALL GOOD grace our city, releasing it from the shadows of thuggery and violence. Let fairness, equity, justice, and respect for life, and property, be the order of Bristol. This is my Prayer. Amen.

Reverend Dr. Dawnecia Palmer AFP  is Chief Commissioner of PEACEMAKERS City Safety & Prayer Patrols, they work in partnership with Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Stoppers UK.

Email: peacemakersprayerpatrol@gmail.com

Website: www.Peacemakersprayerpatrol.com

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