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Pray for first responders

Years ago I was pastor of a church across the street from a fire station. When the siren went off during a service, we would stop what we were doing and pray for the firemen. After 9/11, I began praying every time I heard a siren. I have nephew who is a police officer and I always think of him when I pray.

Maybe those of us who pray, of all faiths, should let our first responders know that when we hear their sirens we will pray for them. If they know that they are being prayed for, maybe it will help community relations move in a positive direction for all of us.

The Rev. Fred Jessett


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