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Yakima Receives Prayers in Rally

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YAKIMA, Wash - Don't under estimate the power of prayer, that is what people were demonstrating Tuesday night at Milroy Park.  Shiloh Foursquare and Solid Rock Church organized a prayer rally.

People at the event believe city government may not be enough to stop gangs and violence in Yakima, but they say prayer will give the city an edge.

"We feel like as a faith community, that our prayers along with the finances that are invested will make a huge difference in Yakima," says Dan Rogers, Pastor of Solid Rock Church.

Some people came to pray for problems happening right now.

"...To get rid of the enemy which is Satan and we need to get rid of the gang violence, drugs, alcohol, murder, rape, burglaries, car theft, all of it," explained Cindi McGinty after the rally.

One pastor says the city needs one thing.

"We really do need God to show up and when he shows up I believe the issues and problems will go away," says Gordy Byrd, Pastor of Shiloh Foursquare Church.

The prayer rally didn't end in Milroy Park, later groups went to specific places around the city, continuing to pray.