Just a few days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his military would begin an invasion of Ukraine, residents of the Town of Parker gathered to take each other's hands and pray.
Dozens of residents from several different faiths came out for the 30-minute prayer service, which was held at O’Brien Park March 1 at 7 p.m.
Jersey Orozco said the reason she started planning the service the day before it happened was because she hadn’t yet heard of ways to donate to help the people of Ukraine.
“The best thing we can do is pray,” she said.
Orozco alerted a few pastors and spread the news of the service by word of mouth. By Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., she wasn’t sure how many people would show.
At first, only a few people arrived at the pavilion in the park. Then a few minutes after 7, “a whole bunch of people came,” she said.
“All we did was pray,” she said. “I played a little worship music and we prayed.”
The best part, Orozco said, was that people from all different churches participated.
“I can’t even paint a more beautiful picture,” she said.
Together, those who attended prayed for peace, love and kindness for the people of Ukraine, Orozco said.
The next prayer service for Ukraine will be March 15 at O'Brien Park at 7 p.m., Orozco said.
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