AKA International Day of Prayer (Debbie’s Lifestyles Photos Sept. 18)

PRAYER FOR WOMEN—Ola Flowers (Photos by Debbie Norrell)

by Debbie Norrell, Lifestyles Editor

In light of all that is occurring in the United States and around the world, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated observed an International Day of Prayer where members worshipped together as a sign of solidarity and made intercessions for peace in this world and covering for their sisterhood and the work they perform in service to all mankind.

The Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held their International Day of Prayer on Aug. 25 at Second Baptist Church of Penn Hills where Rev. McMahan L. Gray is the pastor. The afternoon service was dedicated to prayer for the community and the prayers were delivered by community leaders and ministers. State Rep. Ed Gainey prayed for the police and the betterment of community relations. Ola Flowers of RAPHA Ministries of Apostolic Faith, Inc. prayed for women and Rev. Dr. James H. Harris, pastor of St. James AME Church, prayed for men. Rev. Harris said real men don’t mind praying. Minister Lora Hubbard of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church prayed for families, she said parents should be courageous and learn to say no. Not only were people lifted up in prayer, Sarah Sumpter of Carrone Baptist Church prayed for healing and Dr. Wayne Walters, assistant superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, prayed for safe schools. Prayer for the nation was conducted by Dr. Lamar Lee, pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church. Rev. Lee prayed for a healing over the land and to heal the land of violence, drugs and alcohol. The day of prayer concluded with a prayer for hope, unity and thanksgiving conducted by Rev. Torrey O. Johnson, Priest In Charge of The Church of the Holy Cross.

The International Day of Prayer committee included: Westlynn Davis, Dottie Debow, Dr. Anita Edwards, Lynne Hayes-Freeland, Lula Hortman, Toni S. Kendrick, Denyse Littles-Cullens and Dr. Rhonda Taliaferro—AKA Chapter president.


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