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May 21, 2013

Local church to hold prayer vigil for Moore tornado victims

Woodward, Okla. — The First Christian Church in Woodward will be holding a prayer vigil tonight in support of the victims of the tornado that struck Moore on Monday.

The prayer vigil will begin at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary at First Christian Church, which is located on the southeast corner of 9th St. and Oklahoma Ave.

Rev. Jeremy Skaggs, pastor at First Christian Church, said the vigil is designed "really to have a time for people to come and have some silent and guided prayer  for the victims and everyone helping out in the Oklahoma City area."

"It is a way for us to give back since we don't know what's all needed right now," Skaggs said.

He said he knows there are many in our area who feel for what those in Moore area are going through right now and want to help, "especially having experienced so much of that here last year."

Skaggs said that other area pastors and members of the Woodward Ministerial Alliance have been invited to participate and help lead prayer.

Rev. Becky Pierson with New Horizon United Methodist Church is one of the ministerial alliance members helping to organize the vigil and get the word out.

While the main purpose of the vigil is certainly going to be "praying for the victims and survivors in Moore," Pierson said the event also seeks "to provide comfort and encouragement for people here, knowing our emotions here are still so raw."

She described the vigil as "low-key," simply intended to provide a time for community prayer.

"It's a time for us to gather together and pray for our fellow Oklahomans and to pray for each other," she said.

Skaggs said the vigil will likely last around 30 minutes, but "people can stay after to continue praying for as long as they would like."

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