Interfaith leaders pray at cathedral for peace

The Archdiocese of New Orleans sponsored an Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace at St. Louis Cathedral Aug. 23.

The service highlighted the need for people of all faiths to ask God for mercy and to bring peace “in our hearts, on our streets and throughout the world.” Archbishop Gregory Aymond hosted the service. “We come together in a spirit of unity and respect,” Archbishop Aymond said. “We pray that we may never get used to the taking of human life.”

Rev. Aubrey Wallace, above, pastor of Heavenly Star Missionary Baptist Church in Marrero, delivered the sermon. “I thank God that I don’t have to be a billionaire, a trillionaire or any ‘aire’ to have fellowship with God,” Rev. Wallace said. “I have faith. We have God’s undivided attention. He sees the smallest things, and he’s willing to assist us and better us. Be encouraged, stand for God’s unchanging word, never give up, never retreat.”

Worshippers lit candles symbolizing God’s powerful light in the darkness of the world.

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