Praying for peace in Ferguson

Jefferson City area residents show support

Rev. Cornell Sudduth, right, prays to God asking for peace and to “let it begin with us” during a vigil at Second
Baptist Church on Wednesday. Prayers were for the community of Ferguson in particular and everywhere else there is unrest. He and Rev. James Wheeler, middle, both from Second Baptist Church, and Rev. Rob Erickson from the First Presbyterian Church took turns leading prayer and songs during the vigil.

Rev. Cornell Sudduth, right, prays to God asking for peace and to “let it begin with us” during a vigil at Second Baptist Church on Wednesday. Prayers were for the community of Ferguson in particular and everywhere else there is unrest. He and Rev. James Wheeler, middle, both from Second Baptist Church, and Rev. Rob Erickson from the First Presbyterian Church took turns leading prayer and songs during the vigil. Photo by Julie Smith.

Several area residents gathered at Second Baptist Church in Jefferson City on Wednesday during a prayer vigil for the community of Ferguson.

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Jettie Taylor stands and speaks from her heart as she asks God for intervention and help in settling the unrest in Ferguson and everywhere else there is dissension. She was one of several people who stopped at the Second Baptist Church to pray during the vigil.

Rev. Cornell Sudduth and Rev. James Wheeler, both from Second Baptist, and Rev. Rob Erickson from First Presbyterian Church took turns leading the group in prayer and songs during the vigil.

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