Over 700 people turned out for the first prayer walk through Tottenham and Wood Green in London, organised by Pastor Nims Obunge MBE from the Peace Alliance. The march is a call for prayer and action against the escalating incidents of violent crime in an around London. David Lammy MP joined the walkers and encouraged Christians to become more political.
A second prayer walk, organised by the Croydon churches, took place in Croydon and finished at Queens Gardens. Pastor Damien Luke saw a further 800 people march. Rev David Shosanya said: “It’s good to see the church out on the streets making her voice heard.”
Following the march, people were invited to partner with the police to search the grounds of the park for weapons or items that could be used to cause harm, as part of their community partnerships programme. Two knives were recovered. Further prayer marches are planned for Lewisham and Brixton.