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Public Prayer Walk for Peace


A public prayer walk for peace will take place in Morden on Nov. 12.
Endorsed by the Morden Ministerial Association, the walk will include a number of locations including Confederation Park, the Civic Centre, Ecole Morden Middle School and the courthouse.
“At each location they will pause to reflect on and pray about issues of peace and justice,” they said in a press release.
The walk is a collaborative effort among local churches.
One of the organizers and lead pastor of the Morden Mennonite Church Michael Pahl said the walk brings people together.
“Everyone wants greater peace and justice in the world, even though we disagree on exactly how we should go about achieving that,” he said. “This prayer walk lets us come together around that basic desire for peace, and as people of faith to pray for that peace here in Morden and around the world.”
This is the fifth year for the prayer walk and Pahl said they’ve had between 30 and 50 participants, largely depending on the weather.
In some Christian traditions, a specific Sunday each year is designated as Peace Sunday. Often this is a Sunday in early November.
“Having the prayer walk around Remembrance Day allows us to draw on this Peace Sunday tradition but also to respect the community services on Remembrance Day itself,” Pahl said.
The walk begins at 3 p.m. at Confederation Park (Stephen St. and 9th St.) and will last about one hour. Pahl reminds participants to dress appropriately for the weather.