House of Bread Deliverance Church of Pine Bluff will conduct the eighth annual prayer rally from 6-7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Pine Bluff Civic Center, according to a news release.


The prayer rally will be led by House of Bread’s apostle, Saint Mary Harris, along with local and national prayer leaders.


“This year the theme is, YOU’RE SURROUNDED. It conveys that Pine Bluff has and is building its strongest prayer wall with a focus on a city, a municipality, a people being surrounded by love, prayer, faith, courage and most importantly, the Word of God,” according to the release.


On Saturday morning, things will change for the better, prayer leaders said.


“We’ve seen the positive results from prayer. Pine Bluff is better when God’s people are praying in unity and in agreement for His Will to be done and we must not take these moments for granted,” organizers said in the release.


“The theme (YOU’RE SURROUNDED) comes from multiple biblical passages that confirm God’s protection and covering of His people who commit to prayer. Several (prayers) will be read during the rally. The organizers are inviting pastors, parents, youth, city officials, community and civic leaders to come together in a literal ‘circle of love’ beyond ethnicity, race, denomination, political party, etc.,” according to the release.


The goal for the prayer rally is for Pine Bluff ministries and concerned residents to come out in church vans/buses, cars and gather in 6 a.m. prayer, unite in values that are biblically-based that bring favor and results as God desires.


“These efforts support the values documented in the constitution as our nation declares itself to be ‘one nation under God,’” according to the release.


Prayers of love and unity will be prayed for areas including: church, family, education, government, media, military as well as issues that focus on non-violence, the economy and overall betterment for the people in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County.


For information on how to connect and be a part of the prayer rally and ongoing prayer services daily, contact Saint Mary Harris, apostle at House of Bread, 870-872-2196, or visit www.houseofbreadark.org .