Pray Ch!cago ~ Shalom in the Streets @ Noon on June 18th

Saturday, June 18th . . .

  • We planted a seed in several neighborhoods
  • … prayers for a future day when the Church Across Chicago stands-out & prays-up in all 77 n/hoods
  • … prayers for peace, safety, and good new for everyone … Uptown (photo)  >>> News coverage 

Shalom on the Streets

  • Praying in your ‘hood? Let us know:


Shalom in the Streets ~ Gatherings small/medium/large ~ Host congregation ~ 77 neighborhoods ~ Petition heaven for peace and hope ion our streets ~ Scripture declaration recitation ~ Leading toward community engagement/developememt

  • Not a demonstration but a declaration
  • Not a protest but a petition
  • Not for publicity nor to proselytize but for peace 

Shalom on the Sidewalk ~Mobilizing youth “Into the Streets” >>>



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Your Neighborhood

Hosting Church(es)


Gathering Location

To offer to host one of the neighborhood gatherings, contact


Far North Side

Rogers Park (Loyola, Rogers Park))
West Ridge (Nortown, Peterson Park, Rosehill, West Ridge, West Rogers Park)

  • Your Neighborhood = Little India/Little Pakistan (West Ridge)
    Hosting Church(es) – Friendship Center Sunday fellowship, Prayer Tower, Vineyard Church, Park Community Church, etc.
    Contact Person – Ted Barham
    Gathering Location – South Asian Friendship Center, 6353 N Talman Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Uptown (Clarendon Park, Buena Park, New Chinatown, Sheridan Park, Uptown)

  • Uptown Baptist Church – Pastor Michael Allen – Sheridan & Wilson

Lincoln Square (Bowmanville, Budlong Woods, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens)
Edison Park (Edison Park)
Norwood Park (Big Oaks, Norwood Park, Old Norwood, Oriole Park, Union Ridge)
Jefferson Park (Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park)
Forest Glen (Edgebrook, Forest Glen, Middle Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood)
North Park (Hollywood Park, North Park, Pulaski Park)
Albany Park (Albany Park, Mayfair, North Mayfair, Ravenswood Manor)

  • Hosting Church(es) – New Life Albany Park, etc.
    Contact Person – Ted Barham
    Gathering Location – New Life Church Albany Park location, 3542 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

O’Hare (O’Hare, Schorsch Forest View)
Edgewater (Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgewater Glen, Epic, Lakewood/Balmoral)

North Side

North Center (Northcenter, Roscoe Village, Saint Ben’s)
Lakeview (Lake View East, North Halsted, West Lakeview, Wrigleyville)
Lincoln Park (DePaul, Old Town Triangle, Park West, Lincoln Park, Ranch Triangle, Sheffield Neighbors, Wrightwood Neighbors)
Avondale (Avondale, Jackowo, WacÅ?awowo)
Logan Square (Logan Square, Bucktown, Palmer Square)

Northwest Side

Portage Park (Portage Park, Six Corners)
Irving Park (Irving Park, Kilbourn Park, Old Irving Park, The Villa)
Dunning (Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Dunning, Irving Woods, Schorsch Village)
Montclare (Montclare)
Belmont Cragin (Brickyard, Cragin, Hanson Park)
Hermosa (Belmont Gardens, Hermosa, Kelvyn Park)

Central, Near North, and Near South Side

Near North Side (Cabrini-Green, Dearborn Parkway, The Gold Coast, Goose Island, Magnificent Mile, Near North Side, Old Town, River North, River West, State Parkway, Streeterville)
Loop (The Loop, New Eastside, Printer’s Row, South Loop)
Near South Side (Dearborn Park, Near South Side, Museum Park, Central Station, Prairie Avenue Historic District)

West and Near West Side

Humboldt Park (Humboldt Park)
West Town (East Village, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, Smith Park, West Town, Wicker Park)
Austin (Austin, Galewood, The Island)
West Garfield Park (West Garfield Park)
East Garfield Park (East Garfield Park, Fifth City)
Near West Side (Columbus Circle, Greektown, Little Italy, Medical Center, Near West Side, Tri-Taylor, Fulton River District, University Village)
North Lawndale (North Lawndale)
South Lawndale (Little Village, South Lawndale, Marshall Square)
Lower West Side (Heart of Chicago, Lower West Side, Pilsen)

Southwest Side

Garfield Ridge (Garfield Ridge, Le Claire Courts, Sleepy Hollow, Vittum Park)
Archer Heights (Archer Heights)
Brighton Park (Brighton Park)
McKinley Park (McKinley Park)
New City (Back of the Yards, Canaryville, New City)
West Elsdon (West Elsdon)
Gage Park (Gage Park)
Clearing (Chrysler Village, Clearing)
West Lawn (Ford City, West Lawn)
Chicago Lawn (Chicago Lawn, Lithuanian Plaza, Marquette Park)
West Englewood (West Englewood)
Englewood (Englewood, Hamilton Park)

South Side

Armour Square (Armour Square, Chinatown, Wentworth Gardens)
Douglas (Bronzeville, Douglas, Groveland Park, Lake Meadows, Prairie Shores, South Commons)
Oakland (Oakland)
Fuller Park (Fuller Park)
Grand Boulevard (Grand Boulevard)
Kenwood (Kenwood)
Washington Park (Washington Park)
Hyde Park (Hyde Park)
Woodlawn (Woodlawn)
South Shore (Jackson Park Highlands, South Shore)
Bridgeport (Bridgeport)
Greater Grand Crossing (Grand Crossing, Greater Grand Crossing, Park Manor)

Far Southwest Side

Ashburn (Ashburn, Ashburn Estates, Beverly View, Crestline, Parkview, Scottsdale, Wrightwood)
Auburn Gresham (Auburn Gresham, Gresham)
Beverly (Beverly, West Beverly)
Washington Heights (Brainerd, Longwood Manor, Washington Heights)
Mount Greenwood (Mount Greenwood, Talley’s Corner)
Morgan Park (Beverly Woods, Kennedy Park, Morgan Park, West Morgan Park)

Far South Side

Chatham (Chatham, West Chesterfield)
Avalon Park (Avalon Park, Marynook, Stony Island Park)
South Chicago (South Chicago)
Burnside (Burnside)
Calumet Heights (Calumet Heights, Pill Hill)
Roseland (Fernwood, Princeton Park, Roseland)

  • “Cru Inner City” and “Christ Temple Cathedral” are hosts
    Contact Marc Henkel: 773-995-1752
    The Gathering location is Christ Temple Cathedral – 62 W. 111th Place
    Breakfast and training (with Time to Revive – Indiana pastors) from 8:30-11:00 am, and then prayer outreach from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Pullman (Cottage Grove Heights, Pullman)
South Deering (Jeffrey Manor, South Deering)
East Side (East Side)
West Pullman (West Pullman)
Riverdale (Altgeld Gardens, Eden Green, Golden Gate, Riverdale)
Hegewisch (Hegewisch)

5 thoughts on “Pray Ch!cago ~ Shalom in the Streets @ Noon on June 18th”


    1. We pray for the “shalom” of our city.

    Jeremiah 29:7 – Seek the shalom of the city where I have sent you into exile; pray to the Lord for the city: for in the shalom of the city you will find your shalom. Shalom is the Hebrew word that is usually translated as peace or welfare. It means to live in a right relationship with God and with your neighbor. A city with shalom is characterized by racial harmony, neighbors who care for
    each other, the absence of violence, and a government that treats all with equal justice.

    2. We pray that God will rule over all of the powers that control the institutions in our city. We pray for justice in our city government.

    Psalm 82:1-4 – God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the lesser gods he holds judgement: “How long will you judge unjustly and show favor to the wicked? Give justice to the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and homeless. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

    “Lesser gods” For the ancient Hebrews, the powers and principalities that controlled this world were pictured as lesser gods who allow evil to take place. Today we might talk about “systemic evil.” The psalmist says that God is greater than the gods, and that he commands them to enforce justice and to care for the needy.

    3. We pray for those who do not “fit in.”
    For the illegal alien, for new immigrants, for those who society has marginalized.

    Leviticus 19:33-34 – Do not ill-treat the alien who lives among you; treat them as you would treat a fellow citizen, and love them as you love yourself. Remember you were once aliens in the land of Egypt.The alien, sometime translated sojourner or stranger, is the person who does not fit in. They are of a different tribe. God’s love transcends all human divisions of race, nationality or
    origin. We are to treat all as our neighbor.

    4. We pray for our families and for our children.

    Matthew 18:10 & 19:14 – See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of the Father who is in heaven. . . Let the children come to me and do not hinder them: for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.

    Children. Jesus shows God’s loving care for children who have a special place in God’s heart. Let us pray for our children and show them the love that God has for them. Let us pray for healthy families, safe streets and good schools.

    Scripture Guide provided by Chicago Bible Society

  2. Will there be more of these? I heard you on Moody Radio! But this is pretty late notice, and just as Pray Chicago – Youth Edition is ending.

    If you could get word on V103 Chicago Speaks, Inspiration 1390, that might be a way to spread the word in the future

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