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SAN DIEGO, CA —On  Saturday, June 20th from 9AM-10AM PST more than 118 San Diego churches and 132 pastors throughout San Diego county, along with over 4,900 people will come together and pray for healing and restoration in our city in a powerful demonstration of hope and faith at We Pray San Diego. The event’s focus will be to pray for breakthrough in the aftermath of COVID-19 and racial division that has threatened to tear our city apart.

Eight of the 18 local mayors of San Diego, two County Supervisors and over 132 local pastors will be standing together on the streets of our city’s borders, praying and being present in a moment to cry out to God for the changes needed to move America’s Finest City from crisis to thriving in unity, growth and healing. Participating County Supervisors include Jim Desmond and Diane Jacob, Mayors include Mayor of La Mesa-Mark Arapostathis, Mayor of Coronado-Richard Bailey, Mayor of Carlsbad-Matt Hall, Mayor of San Marcos-Rebecca Jones, Mayor of Escondido-Paul McNamara, Mayor of Lemon Grove-Racquel Vasquesz, Mayor of Poway-Steve Vaus,and Mayor of El Cajon-Bill Wells. 

County Supervisor, Diane Jacob shares, “We are all so fortunate to live in a county like San Diego. Let’s rise up and pray so that it can continue to be one of the greatest counties in America.”

Prayer is powerful in that we are able to call upon God in times of uncertainty and stand in faith for the future to come. A survey from 2018 revealed that one in five adults pray despite saying they are not religions (The Guardian). Prayer is not exclusive to the religiously affiliated, as prayer has been found to have profound health and psychological benefits. “People all over the world from different cultures, faiths, and backgrounds regularly pray.” (National Review)

“We must use the power of prayer to achieve the true promises of our country. On June 20, let’s come together and pray for God to heal this land, for unity among all people, for justice in our community and wisdom for our elected representatives,” Steve Vaus, Mayor of Poway. 

With social distancing measures still in place, to support the safety of all participants, individuals are encouraged to pray along streets that connect, joining communities, while abiding by CDC and state guidelines, including wearing a face covering and keeping 6 feet apart. People can also participate from their home. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 2oth, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m

LOCATIONS: 

  • NORTH: San Marcos – Intersection of W. San Marcos Blvd & S. Rancho Santa Fe Dr.
  • NORTH: Oceanside – Intersection of El Camino Real & Fire Mountain Dr
  • INLAND: Carmel Mountain Ranch – Intersection of Carmel Mountain Rd & Rancho Carmel Dr
  • SAN DIEGO: Intersection of University Ave & College Ave
  • DOWNTOWN: Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Coast Highway, San Diego 92101
  • WEST: Playa Pacifica Park Mission Bay – 1093 E. Mission Bay Dr, San Diego 92109
  • SOUTH: Chula Vista City Hall & Friendship Park – Intersection of 4th Ave & F St. 
  • EAST (SAN CARLOS): Intersection of Lake Murray Blvd & Navajo Rd. 
  • EAST (SANTEE): Intersection of Mast Blvd & Carlton Hills Blvd
  • EAST (SPRING VALLEY): Intersection of Sweetwater Rd & Jamacha Rd.
  • SOUTHEAST: Intersection of Euclid Ave & Imperial Ave

Participating cities include but are not limited to Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista. 
To join in San Diego’s city wide prayer event, please visit wepraysandiego.com to register and receive event details.  For those interested in following guided prayer audio, downloadable versions will be available on the website and by texting WEPRAY to 52525.

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