Detroit Church to Celebrate New Year with Prayer


DETROIT – The New Year always brings new hope and that’s why a Detroit ministry prays on New Year’s Eve.

The ministry meets at Nichols Elementary and Middle School in Indian Village to pray. With the increase in COVID cases and violence in neighborhoods, it can be difficult to find hope. The ministry is focused on the good and brings that energy with them in the New Year.

“2022, thank you, Jesus,” said Pastor Ray Anderson of Soldiers Of Jesus Ministries.

They enter the New Year with the promise of a better future.

“We want to make history and declare, not cleaning up any New Years Eve shootings from now on,” Anderson said.

Anderson says shootings are all too familiar in this neighborhood.

“I’m 64,” Anderson said. “As far back as I can remember we have heard gunshots. We heard about it last night.

This year, instead of using guns and bullets to ring the New Year, Pastor Anderson would like to replace this dangerous activity by asking everyone to get on their knees and pray.

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“Do you know what’s going on in schools? Anderson said. “Our children deserve better. So that I can go to school and come home safe and sound.

Pastor Anderson also wants prayers to help end the pandemic.

“Father, we are tired of COVID,” Anderson said. “COVID must go. We can’t take another life.

Anderson says 2022 has a lot of potential, but you just have to pray.

“That’s what we’re going to do in the New Year,” Anderson said. “We will make changes in the new year in the mighty name of Jesus. We are going to do it.

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