BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Off the heels of one of the deadliest months in the Baltimore in decades, people gather to fight crime– but this time with prayer.
This– as two people are shot today in the city.
Marcus Washington has more.
Armed with only their faith and each other, hundreds of people took to the streets of Baltimore to fight crime.
“It’s very important because we believe that god can do any and everything but fail and prayer changes things,” said Pastor Ebony Harvin.
Prayer walks served as the armor filling streets of Cherry Hill during its 4th annual Prayer Walk.
A community that has not had a homicide in more than 400 days.
“It lets me know that people are listening. The message we’re trying to get out is reaching the people,” said Michael Battle, Cherry Hill Prayer Walk.
“You know I think it takes all of us, all parts of the community working together as one Baltimore and we can’t ignore the power and strength of the faith community,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said.
Not too far away, Faith Walk 2015 was getting underway in Forest Park.
A smaller group, but as equally armed with faith and prayer that a change for the better is near.
“For these young men, they are not all bad, some of them need jobs, they need help, we need fathers to come to the streets,” said Pastor Steve Turner.
As the city police investigate two more shootings Saturday morning, both non-fatal.
The community believes that prayer changes things, so they will continue their battle, fighting their way.
“2015, the churches have to come outside the building and meet the people where they are and get in these streets and reach people man,” said Battle.
The Cherry Hill Prayer Walk started four years ago with just 46 people. Today, nearly 200 people participated in the prayer walk.