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Churches plan back-to-school prayer walks

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Annual back-to-school prayer walks that have become something of a tradition in several Johnston County schools are scheduled the weekends of Aug. 18 and Aug. 25.

“These prayer walks are something we have been doing for more than 10 years,” said Bethany Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Daniel Arant.“We want what is the best for our students and this is an opportunity for our communities to come together with a common goal. We will be praying for our students, staff, parents, volunteers, buildings and grounds.”

Schools participating in the prayer walks include Glendale-Kenly Elementary School at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 with George Arant of the Kenly Ministerial Association leading the service and Pine Level Elementary School at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 led by Pastor Brad Lee of Pine Level Missionary Church.

Micro Elementary School holds its prayer walk at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, followed by North Johnston High School at 4 p.m. the same day. Pastor Daniel Arant of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church will lead the service at both locations.

North Johnston Middle School in Micro will hold its prayer walk at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

The back-to-school prayer walk in Princeton is 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Princeton Middle/High School. The Rev. Percy Coleman, pastor at New Beginnings Presbyterian Church, is in charge.

Prayer walks will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at Selma Elementary and at 5:45 p.m. the same day at Selma Middle.