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The prayer booth is the Aurora market's first in its 100-year history, Illinois' oldest.

Aurora Methodists’ prayer booth for people, pets at downtown farmer’s market

AURORA, Ill., July 5, 2019—Aurora Methodists will pray for people and pets at a sixth annual prayer booth on July 20 and Aug. 17 at the downtown Aurora farmer’s market, 65 S. Water St.

Rev. Derek Rogers, pastor at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora, invited the public. Prayers and parking are free. Volunteers will offer prayers in English and Spanish from 8 a.m. to noon on both Saturdays.

Depending on requests, one to three church volunteers–called pray-ers—will assist. Written prayer requests will also be accepted.

In addition to prayers, free bottled water, dog biscuits, children’s toys and church literature will be offered.

Tom Carter of Aurora, booth coordinator, said “Some visitors just want to talk, others jump right into prayer. Some don’t want verbal prayer onsite but will write a prayer down to be placed in a prayer box.”

The prayer booth is the Aurora market’s first in its 100-year history, Illinois’ oldest.

Rev. Rogers added, “Our goal is to spread God’s love and peace to all those we encounter by offering up good words on their behalf. We are not there to convert or find new members for our church or denomination.”

He concluded, “Prayer is the best wireless connection. God answers knee-mail. He is only a prayer away.”

Call (630) 239-2321 for more information.

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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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