Community prayer vigil planned for June 9 at Lansing Village Hall

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Lansing's History Plaza is located in front of the Lansing Municipal Center on the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Burnham Avenue. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Prayer vigil starts at 4 p.m. in at History Park Plaza

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 21, 2021) – Lansing’s History Plaza, in front of the Lansing Municipal Center, will host a prayerful Lansing community on Wednesday, June 9. Scheduled for 4 p.m., a community prayer vigil has been organized by both In the Upper Room Ministries and the Lansing Community Coalition.

A flyer for the event says the vigil will be “A time to pray for God’s intervention in our lives, our leaders’ lives, and our nation.”

Reverend David Bigsby of In the Upper Room Ministries will lead the prayer session. The vigil will pray for, among other things: unity, peace, racial justice, an end to the pandemic, love, people of all age groups, governments at every level, schools, first responders, a safer community, and the environment.

A larger crowd may expand the gathering beyond the bounds of the History Plaza, but access to the Municipal Center will not be affected.

One of the event organizers, Elvis Slaughter, said, “Everyone is welcome to pray with us, including local politicians and law enforcement.”

Participants are encouraged to bring signs that indicate what they are praying for.

The History Plaza is located in front of the Lansing Municipal Center, at the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Burnham Avenue.

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