Praying for Donaldsonville

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
A group of citizens began praying for World Peace and peace in Donaldsonville in August five days a week.

It’s no secret prayer changes things and in a small community it doesn’t take much for word to travel about prayer meetings are being held. In August Laurie Templet and a group of others from the catholic churches in the community began praying for world peace and peace in Donaldsonville. It’s just an effort to spread the love of God worldwide.

Laurie Templet’s husband, Kevin, said his wife wanted to bring an open prayer session to the community. So she did. On Mondays through Fridays at 11 a.m., the Templets and more than a dozen others meet at Donaldsonville’s Crescent Park.

“Prayer in a community is immensely important,” Kevin Templet said, speaking in the absence of his wife. “That’s probably one of the biggest things that everybody has lost, prayer.”

Kevin said even when he was working a lot he had gotten away from prayer and” this has helped me rediscover the good that prayer does.”

“I think it would do good for everybody to rediscover that,” Kevin Templet said. “We all need prayer in our lives. We need to rely on someone because, let’s face it, we can’t do everything ourselves. We need help and prayer is what usually gets us our help.”

Gloria Falcon has been attending the sessions and said she is a part of it because there is so much going on in the world and in the community.

“From Iran and Iraq to right here in Donaldsonville,” Falcon said. “It’s just sad times.”

The group initially planned to pray for 40 days, but it agreed to extend the time due to the success of the turnout, but most importantly the power in prayer.

And it’s not just for Catholics to come out and pray, “everybody is welcome to come pray to God.”