Prayer Vigil Planned in Leesburg Tonight

Following the ambush on police officers in Dallas last night, faith leaders are hosting a prayer vigil in Leesburg tonight.

The vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Leesburg Town Green, 25 W. Market St.

“We as a people must try to come together and we hope that this effort will help our community maintain its togetherness and cohesion,” Phillip E. Thompson, president of the Loudoun County chapter of the NAACP, said in announcing the vigil. “We have invited local law enforcement to joins us and remember their fallen comrades in Dallas and help us heal any gulf between law enforcement and our community.”

He asked that people spread the word about the vigil and bring a candle. “We will light in remembrance to those whose lives have been senselessly taken over the last several days,” he said.

Snipers in Dallas targeted police officers last night who were patrolling an otherwise peaceful protest. Five officers were killed and seven others wounded. The protest was in response to police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.

3 thoughts on “Prayer Vigil Planned in Leesburg Tonight

  • 2016-07-08 at 2:21 pm

    Caution LEO’s — Lefty establishment will hug you tonight, and throw you under the bus tomorrow.
    Don’t be exploited.

  • 2016-07-08 at 7:14 pm

    Ron Campbell will you be attending or running part of this event!? You had a great, youthful following in the Independence Day Parade and seemed very energized!!! I didn’t see many, many of your competitors including Evan MacBeth, as expected, but did see Ken Reid who seemed intent on not being part of the Republican pack with Comstock. I agree with the comment made by Chris in general throughout our Country, as I’ve worked in many, many inner cities, but it’s just not an inner city attitude that we need to change. The NAACP, and groups like BLM, need to work together with our various governments to invoke positive change in lieu of violence, which seems to be the “New Norm” under Obama.

  • 2016-07-08 at 9:21 pm

    Sheriff Mike Chapman and some Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to attend.

    As community leaders and people of faith, we have a civic, social and moral responsibility of bringing churches, organizations and people together to become a part of the systemic change that we need to heal our country.

    Prayer is a powerful tool and direct faith action vehicle for peace, justice and unity. A simple act of casting our cares on God corporately and believing that through our faith, purposeful action and accountability, we can bring change & healing to our great nation.

    So tonight as the entire country mourns the senseless loss of lives, we gather together in Loudoun to pray, for our country. We stand in solidarity crossing all racial lines, discrimination lines, political & socio-economic lines, denominational lines, faith intolerance lines, as a demonstration of unity in our diversity. We walk together boldly in love, purposed to make a difference in our community, knowing that we are all created equal and #AllLivesMatter.

    Join Us In Prayer Tonight
    When: Friday July, 8, 2016
    Wherer: Leesburg Town Hall Greens
    25 West Market Street
    Leesburg, Virginia 20176
    Time: 7:30 pm


    Welcome: Pastor Michelle C. Thomas
    (Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International) and Phillip Thompson (NAACP Leeburg Branch)

    Opening Prayer: Loudoun County Board Of Supervisors Chiairwoman Phyllis Randall

    Remarks: Supervisor Kristen Umstattd

    Prayers Of Comfort & Peace: Local Loudoun Pastors

    Processional: To East Market Steet & King Street
    Silent Prayer Vigil

    Closing Prayer & Recessional

    The vigil symbolizes one of the dominant, new religious overtones of the 21st Century – a spirit of Christian unity.

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