Phoenix Police Preparing for President Trumps Visit

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Please join BridgeBuilders today as we pray over Donald Trump’s first visit to Arizona as President in the wake of the Charlottesville, VA uprising.

In the aftermath of Charlottesville and related incidents since then, the city of Phoenix is preparing for a visit from President Trump tomorrow, which is expected to draw massive crowds of supporters and protesters.

President Trumps’ 7 p.m. rally Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center comes amid boiling racial tensions after the deadly events in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday, August 12.

Please pray for civility, peace, and safety during this event. 

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says the Phoenix Police Department will have maximum staffing in place tomorrow to ensure the president’s visit is well protected.

“Because high profile events are common in Phoenix, we are well prepared to handle another Presidential visit,” said Chief Williams.

“At all times, the Phoenix Police Department has officers assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center to constantly monitor and evaluate activities that may impact our local communities.”

Please pray for the Phoenix PD and their multi-agency task force partners as they put their lives at risk to protect rally attendees and residents of our city.

Prior to his visit to Phoenix, President Trump will make a stop in Yuma to visit the Marine Corps Air Station Tuesday afternoon. This will be Trump’s first visit to Arizona as president.

At this volatile time when racial and political tensions are inflamed, it’s vital that the Church unites in prayer to Almighty God. Please join BridgeBuilders in praying according to 2 Chronicles 7:14:

If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Let’s Pray

  • Lord, as we approach Your throne of grace, we want to come before You with clean hands and a pure heart.  We humble ourselves, asking forgiveness for the sins of pride, racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and all forms of hatred in the Church and in our nation. Forgive us for the sin of division, especially within the body of Christ.
  • Unite us, Your Church, in heart and prayer in the power of Your Holy Spirit. May we be a mighty force against the evil one trying to destroy our nation, in Jesus’ Name.
  • Father, in light of President Trump’s visit to Arizona, we pray protection over him, his staff, and all governmental officials as they are in Phoenix and Yuma.  We ask You to give him and his advisors clarity, discernment, and wisdom within the purposes of his visit.
  • Lord, prepare and protect Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, her staff and the 3,000 law enforcement that will be in uniform tomorrow. Give peace to our law enforcement families as they stand by loved ones who will put themselves in harm’s way to protect rally attendees, protesters, residents, and businesses.  We ask You to release Your angelic hosts of Heaven to watch over them. May there be no loss of life, property, or revenue.
  • Even as we stand for the protection of free speech and assembly, as believers in Christ, we make known to the principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world that we stand against spirits of racism and violence, in Jesus’ Name. We speak peace to the spiritual atmosphere over our city and declare that the Prince of Peace reigns here.
  • Father of truth, we pray that media could not be used by the enemy to incite hatred and violence in our state. We pray all media coverage of activities surrounding the President’s visit would be fair, complete, and accurate.
  • In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Sources:

  1. Our View: Donald Trump’s Phoenix rally will test him – and us,” AZ Central, August 21, 2017.

  2. Phoenix police chief: City to deploy maximum staffing at Trump rally,” AZ Central, August 17, 2017.

  3. President Trump will stop in Yuma Tuesday before his Phoenix visit,” AZ Family.com, August 19, 2017.

 

(Image above from KTARnews.com)

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