Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin posts images of prayer walk in west Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Monday morning, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin posted social media images of a prayer walk he and others conducted in Louisville's west end.
According to the Facebook post, it happened on Garland Avenue.
"Respectful interaction between people is a powerful antidote to much of what ails our society," Gov. Bevin posted. "I am encouraged every time I join a group who is engaging in our communities. I am grateful for and inspired by the many groups who are walking the neighborhoods of Louisville each week and praying for this city. Block by block, we can reclaim our cities and our state."
Bob Russell, retired pastor of Southeast Christian Church, can be seen standing with Bevin.
In June, Gov. Bevin unveiled an initiative to get people of faith to pray regularly for the parts of the city particularly hit hard by violence and drugs Specifically, he asked small groups of three to 10 people to begin a ritual of quietly walking one block, in one troubled neighborhood, at 7 p.m., several days a week for one year, praying as they walk.
"That's it," he said in June. "Pretty unsophisticated. Pretty uncomplicated. Pretty basic. But I truly believe we're going to see a difference in our city. I personally believe in the power of prayer. I've seen it."