Prayer walk held for Liberty ISD students, staff

A prayer walk was held Monday, Aug. 2, to kick off the start of the new school year for Liberty students and staff.

Roughly three dozen residents of the Liberty community gathered on Monday, Aug. 2, to pray for Liberty ISD students and staff as they begin a new school year later this month. Participants braved the heat and walked from War Memorial Stadium on Grand Ave. to Liberty High School, and then back to the stadium.

The prayer walk has become part of the back-to-school traditions in the Liberty community. While this year’s event was hosted by Heights Baptist Church in Liberty, other local churches participated, including New Works Family Worship Center and Calvary Baptist Church.

Dr. Cody Abshier, superintendent of Liberty ISD and one of the walkers, believes that prayer is the right way to kick off the new school year.

Participants in a prayer walk set off from War Memorial Stadium on Monday, Aug. 2. The walk began and ended at the stadium with the midway point set up at Liberty High School.

“It’s important because we need God’s blessings to have a great year. We are looking forward to the fresh start of a brand new school year,” Abshier said.

Bethany Walker, one of the organizers this year, said it was important to have multiple churches participating.

“We are doing this because we firmly believe the Lord needs to be present in our school districts and our families. We want the church body to come together. It’s more impactful that way,” Walker said.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


    • If there is a mask mandate for students my kids will be unenrolled swiftly. What peer reviewed study are you basing your fear porn on?

  1. Nothing wrong with a little voluntary prayer, but the stark absence of masks amongst the adult and kids marching is simply embarrassing. We are not bullet proof, folks. The new very aggressive Delta variant is surging in Houston. Here? In the two pictures there were 12 and 18 walkers. With some overlap, 2 and 1 person, respectively, were masked.

    Prayer works, but masking proves to be more effective against COVID-19, especially the new Delta variant, even for double vaccinated folk like me.

    Mask now! Pray later.

    • Hush your nonsense. Never wore a maks surely won’t start now. Wear one until you pass out. Me and my kids are done with them. your medical expertise.

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