PEACEMAKERS Leader Reverend Palmer joins with other Leaders and thousands of people in England, to pay respect and tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox. “In the shocking wake of the hideous killing of Jo Cox, our condolences and prayers for comfort, goes out to her husband Brendan Cox, and the couple’s two children, their family, friends, co-workers, members of her constituency, and the peoples of West Yorkshire as they mourn the death of a beloved wife, mother, daughter, friend and MP. Hers is a precious soul, a valuable member of the human race, who contributed so beautifully for its betterment. Today our prayer is also for 77-year-old Mr Bernard Kenny, the stabbed victim, who almost gave his life to save Jo. WE pray for his health and a speedy recovery .”
“WE are living in an age and season where the availability and access to guns are easily available; where there is a lack of respect for life, and where if ever a time we need an acceleration for prayer, it is NOW.” BBC UK News report HERE
“Peacemakers are relentless praying the change we wish to see for our world. LOVE, HOPE and PEACE is our charge for this year, and we are resolved to see this through. I grieve with those who mourn the death of our loved ones, but will not give in to these barbaric acts of violence and the killing of innocent people. We will press on in ardent prayer, in spite of this. We are also praying for the perpetrator, it is obvious that he needs help. So we pray that he will now get this help even though it will come too late to save Mrs Cox.”
“I urge communities to ‘man’ our streets with Prayer Patrols and use this sombre occasion to send out this appeal for Justice and safer streets, everywhere.
Prayer Patrols often meet and pray with people, some ‘on the edge’, and if there are obvious signs of serious mental issues, we try as best as we can to encourage them to seek further professional help. But by being available to listen to the cares, frustrations, and concerns of people on the streets have helped combat a whole lot of crimes over the years.
I remember a few years ago, a small band of us going out in Bristol, street crime was on the increase then. We met a man who had just been released from prison 4 months previously, he was armed to commit a violent crime on another man that he said had ‘p…ed him off’ earlier that day. I watched as a few of the older women in the group prayed with him, they pleaded with him, and basically loved him through his anger until it subsided, and he had a change of heart. This was just one case, but I dread to think what might have happened had we not been out there. Who knows perhaps a wife, a mother and her children would be in mourning as we are today? ”
“…….and so, may our Prayers ‘light up the darkness’, bringing comfort to those mourning the loss of loved ones, healing to broken lives, and helping to kerb the destitute minds of the perverted, by sowing seeds these tiny seeds of hope and peace to lighten our world.”
- Reverend Dawnecia Palmer on behalf of Peacemakers Prayer Patrol and Respect4Life - June 20, 2016
- Next Prayer Patrol Queens, NY, 3pm, Saturday 25th June 2016