On Saturday, the 4th June the CHIPS Brixton Team led a prayer walk around the area. It was a really beautiful event with times of reflection and asking God for reconciliation. The walk started at the new CHIPS Brixton flat on Loughborough Estate and visited many areas. There was a time of prayer for Saint Johns Church, St Johns Primary School and for the Residents Management Organisation. Some of the prayers were specifically for Ogarrao Dixon, a young man who died on Marcella Road from a shooting on June 17th, this year.
The walk was done as part of 24/7 prayer week for London estates - with the Friday being the day of prayer for South West London. Josh Grear, CHIPS London Team Leader, says 'prayer is central to the work that CHIPS does. It is important to listen and discern as we seek Gods' will and participate in its doing.'
We are going to be hosting these open prayer walks every two months. If you would like to be involved in the next one do get in touch with us and we will let you know the details. You can meet the CHIPS Brixton Team and other passionate change-makers in the area. You can find out more about the projects we are doing and pray for reconciliation between different tension groups. We also hold an open flat every Wednesday, where we open our doors and our dinner table to anyone who wants to eat with us. This includes people from the local community, other local charities and people like you! Come along and get involved - let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org