The Enlightened Christian Center embarked on a prayer tour recently to “Pray Our City Up!” Tour stops included Atlanta City Hall, the newly constructed Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and SunTrust Park. The event was led by Drs. Bryant and LySandra Bell who were joined by members of their congregation on a “Prayer Bus”. That’s right, a Prayer Bus, not a Party Bus!  

“The purpose of this tour is to pray our city up high,” says Pastor Bell. “As our city moves into new political landscapes, hopeful business ventures and more growth than it’s ever seen, I am hopeful that this event fills Atlanta and its leaders with the strength needed to take control and stay on top.”

In the past few months alone, Atlanta elected a new mayor, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, for the first time in eight years; earned a spot on the shortlist for the new Amazon headquarters which would create 50,000 new jobs; built a stadium which will host the 2019 Super Bowl and so much more.

Bell says, “Our city is doing an amazing job of growing and developing – we wanted to add our faith onto the faith of those responsible for these amazing things.”

Dr. Bell, who has led his non-denominational church for nearly 20 years is calling for the city’s churches and religious leaders to come together for one big prayer event to show Atlanta some love. “Let’s put divisions and denominations aside and all unite.”


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