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In an effort to combat problems on post, the Fort Knox Garrison Chaplain is inviting the community to a day of prayer.
The Garrison Chaplain’s office is hosting a prayer summit called “Praying for our Community’, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Prichard Chapel. The summit is meant to address a number of social ills the post and military face, Chaplain Maj. Scott Kennedy said.
Kennedy was presented with the idea, which stemmed from a similar event at Fort Hood in Texas.
The post faces issues such as sexual assault, domestic violence, suicide and substance abuse, he said. There are many plans in place to address these problems, and Kennedy felt it was important to include a spiritual component in the fight against these issues.
“Let’s pray and try to affect this in a spiritual realm and change the atmosphere of the Garrison,” he said.
Kennedy reached out to leaders on post for locations and issues across the installation that they would like to see addressed, he said. The event will begin with participants gathering for prayer and worship before they move across the post, praying at the various locations.
The participants will meet later discuss the event. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
“We’re hoping there will be a positive outcome, a concrete outcome,” he said.
Kennedy said the event will be “action oriented.’’
The event is open to the public and Kennedy said he would like to see the prayer summits become quarterly on post with monthly prayer walks.
The Prichard Chapel is on 8th Armored Division Road, Building 4769 on post.
Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@
thenewsenterprise.com. Jeff D’Alessio contributed to this article.