Chicago's Pastor John Hannah calls for a 2 mile Prayer on 79th street

On May 21, 2016, New Life Covenant Church Southeast and a host of community and faith-based organizations are teaming up for the sixth annual “Prayer on the 9” community initiative.

They are forming a two-mile prayer line along 79th Street from Greenwood to the Dan Ryan, on both sides of the street, to demonstrate a unified stance against violence and to pray for the communities most affected by it.

Participants are asked to wear the color red to symbolize the blood that has been shed in our neighborhoods and to bring a photo of a loved one lost to violence.

And together, in a moment of silence, everyone will step into the street with there photos raised and lie down on the pavement to illustrate the bodies and lives we’ve lost in Chicago.