This afternoon’s downpour gave way to another beautiful evening for strolling and praying our way through downtown. Eight of us met at Mellow Mushroom for dinner , and the Kosmic Karma pizza did not disappoint. Two more joined us and Kim led us in a table prayer, then we made our way north on Elm St. and asked God to open our eyes to what He would have us notice as we walked. We came across an artist sitting on a street corner drawing the building that houses Table 16. We noticed the architecture of the buildings on Elm, and their charm.

Some of our group were amazed at all the downtown apartments, and the fact that they are almost fully occupied and in big demand among the twenty-somethings and young thirty-somethings living in Greensboro.   We prayed for the business people who work downtown, and for those who are disenfranchised, looking for work, or have given up even trying to look.   We prayed that God would show us how to build bridges between those two groups.

As we made our way back south on Elm, we noticed the new businesses opening, and also those who have shut their doors.   Ken Brannon led our closing prayer, quoting the hymn, “Open my eyes, that I may see.”

May it be so. Hope to see you next Tuesday at 7 pm at Natty Greene’s (345 South Elm Street) for another prayer walk!

Laura Lomax