By Mike Campbell

DETROIT (WWJ) – During a time of economic uncertainty, one Detroit church is asking people to place their concerns at the altar.

About 200 people packed Perfecting Church on the city’s east side for Wednesday morning’s unique prayer service.

“I think this is right on time. We have people who are coming in who are bringing their bills, their debts, their repossession

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

notices, foreclosure notices. I just really think that for the city, we need something like this so that people can be encouraged,” Evangelist Neechy Dumas said. “Our desire is to ask that God’s will be done, and in the midst of whatever these trials are that we’re facing, that he will keep us during that time.”

The church asked people in attendance to bring their car notes, hospital bills, past-due utility bills and anything else of burden to them. Then, as a group, the church prayed to God to help ease those burdens.

“You can bring it, we’ll leave it at the altar for you. That’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to stand in agreement, believing that God’s will will be done. Just standing in faith and believing that he will do what he said he will do,” Dumas said.

Dumas led the prayer service along with Pastor Tamara Bennett, who said she hopes it helps with the government shutdown.

“I think that our prayer is always for our leaders, that they use wisdom in their decisions. But, then again, even while we might not be clear on everything that’s going on, God will keep us during this time,” Bennett said.

Kimberly Hilknot, a member of the church, said she’s never seen anything quite like Wednesday’s prayer service.

“Imagine what that many people can do, praying and lifting up the city of Detroit and all of our leaders,” she said. “I believe that God is a god of miracles and the bible says that we can ask him for anything. But I also believe that, you know, in asking God for a financial breakthrough. And so when you look at a financial breakthrough, you won’t need to have foreclosure notices because you’ll have a job.”

Pastor Tamara Barnet (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Pastor Tamara Barnet (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)


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