Simpson County kicks off back-to-school with prayer walk

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Community members in Franklin, Ky., spent this afternoon praying at various schools across the city for the 5th Annual Prayer Walk.

“We don’t just go to high school or college, but to all the schools and even the sports facilities where the kids will be after school. So everything is inclusive. It’s everywhere the students are going to be,” said volunteer and student minister Lily Hunter.

Volunteers prayed at lockers, in classrooms, and even in school restrooms for the safety and prosperity of everyone involved with the school.

“We pray for every student here and their accomplishments, the teachers and their compassion for the students,” said Simpson County Schools Board Chairman David Webster, “As far as what I would like to do is just each person can pray in their own way.

The event was open to all religions, all you had to do was show up.

“I love that everyone is invited. No matter what church you attend, no matter how you worship, everyone is part of what we do here today,” Hunter said.

Many students enjoy, and some even participate, in the walk to help their schools.

“They all like it, they appreciate it. They know they can participate if they want to. But they are looking forward to it. I think they are looking for the prayers because they want the prayers,” said Webster.

Overall, the goal is to continue to help manifest the safety and security of those involved in the school and the school year as a whole.

“Have a safe community, a safe place where they can come to learn, a safe place where they can come to eat, feed, and socialize with other students who love and cherish their education,” Webster added.

School will begin Wednesday, August 17 for Simpson County Schools.

More information about the neighborhood can be found on line.

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