NIGHT LIGHT

Fri, May 24

9pm-6am Presence in Hotspots

Midnight United Prayer

DAY LIGHT

Sat, May 25

9am-6pm Community Engagement

Noon United Prayer

Would you join us in united prayer and action in your district this Memorial Day weekend?

Join others in selected locations at Midnight on Friday and at Noon on Saturday.

KEY

No one coordinating (yet)
Interest / In-process
Prayer Hosts Confirmed
Prayer & Peace Locations
Midnight Prayer Location
Noon Prayer Location
Other Times
Host a Prayer Corner

When the weather warms in Chicagoland, too often violence increases. CPD data shows that most violence takes place on the weekends in the middle of the night.

Prayer & Action

As followers of Jesus, we want to be both praying for peace and faithfully present in our communities, seeking to make peace happen. Many coalitions of churches are continuing to organize prayer and positive presence in their communities, and we want to encourage more churches to be involved this year.

LAST YEAR

Last summer, we rallied churches to pray all the way across the city, along Madison Ave and Halsted St—for the first ever “Hands Across Chicago”. Thousands of people participated in prayer, outside of their church buildings, on street corners, together.

THIS YEAR

This Memorial Day Weekend, Hands Across Chicago is happening again, and united prayer will be taking place in strategic locations in each of Chicago’s 22 police districts, during the Night and during the Day.

(this is just an illustration—see map below for exact locations)

How will the united prayer times work?

We’ve created these simple outlines for the ‘unifying moments’ of prayer at Midnight and Noon. Join in prayer with others across the city, and then pray with those gathered in your location for the specific needs of that community. There will be a prayer host at each location.

MIDNIGHT

Fri, May 24

PRAY The Lord's Prayer

PRAY Midnight Prayer

Heavenly Father, we come together to arise and cry out to You during the night watch. We pour out our hearts to You on behalf of this place, and the city of Chicago. We agree with Your word and partner with You to work for shalom here. We ask that You would release a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Your Son, Jesus Christ, all over this city. We ask that you would open the eyes of men, women, and children—that they would know the hope of Your calling on their lives. Tonight, we stand united and declare that the night belongs to our God. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

SING Amazing Grace (or other song)

ADDITIONAL IDEAS

Host positive activities before or after the united prayer time:

  • Night Walk
  • Serve Food
  • Take Communion
  • Spoken Word
  • Care Packages
  • Give out Resources
  • Sing/Play Music
  • Clean Up
  • Wellness Checks (homeless)
Download Prayers PDF for print

NOON

Sat, May 25

PRAY The Lord's Prayer

PRAY Noon Prayer

Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You and ask that you would release the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Your Son, Jesus Christ, in Chicago. We ask that Your power would be manifested in believers in this city—that they would be filled with supernatural joy, peace, and hope. Lord, we ask that You would cause every heart to be awakened to Your love and that love would abound in Chicago. We ask for peace and health in this place and in each neighborhood across the city. Today, we stand united and declare that the day belongs to our God. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

SING Doxology (or other song)

ADDITIONAL IDEAS

Host positive activities before or after the united prayer time:

  • Prayer Walk
  • Grill Out / BBQ
  • Clean Up
  • Block Party
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Give out Resources
  • City Service Delivery
  • Host activities for Children
  • Wellness Checks (elderly)
Download Prayers PDF for print

Sign up to participate in Hands Across Chicago 2019

Please complete the form below to participate in Hands Across Chicago and we will keep you posted with updates and further details.

Questions? Email info@chiunitepray.com

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