Alicia Harris has a belief: Local students need more than moral support, they need spiritual support.
Now, the Crossett resident is rallying to get locals committed to prayer to gather at the schools and soak them with spiritual blessings.
Harris is calling for all residents to gather at Crossett schools at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, for a prayer rally.
She said the idea came to her one evening as she was in bed, praying at the day’s end.
“God just put it on my heart that we have prayed for hospitals, the doctors offices and the nursing homes, so why not pray for our children?” she said.
“It is our place. They are our future.”
Harris said the goal of the rally isn’t to do anything more than have people show up at each of the school buildings and pray.
“At 6 p.m., at whatever school you want to go to — or day care — if one person wants to lead, that is fine, or if people want to stay in their vehicles so they can socially distance, that is fine,” she said. “They should do whatever God lays on their heart or leads them to do.”
Harris said that everyone is invited, but that any local pastors who want to show up and help lead in the effort are especially welcome.