Brooklyn Center Churches Pray for Peace During Potter Trial
Local churches in Brooklyn center are praying for peace before and during the Kim Potter trial. Potter is the former Brooklyn Center police officer charged with killing Daunte Wright in April.
Church leaders say they want to prevent any problems before they start. Different churches from different denominations are coming together to spread positivity. The faith-based leaders are holding daily prayer services to unify and heal the community.
“Because of what happened when Daunte Wright was killed and there was just violence and unrest, the looting. We just want to pre-empt anything negative,” said Reverend McKinley Moore with Jehovah Jireh Church of God and Christ Ministries.
The group meets Monday through Saturday, at 3 o’clock at various locations throughout Brooklyn Center. The goal is to show collective support for the community.
“I want us to know the church in Brooklyn Center is one unity body, under the cross of Christ, and that we’re drawing together as brothers and sisters on behalf of our community,” said Pastor Renee Franzen with Brookdale Covenant Church.
“We are concern about and care about our city, our businesses, our police force,” said Reverend Moore.
Organizers have a Facebook page called “Community of Prayer for Peace, Healing and Unity” where people can learn more about daily prayer.