Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings is hoping 40 days of prayer hosted by Orlando's faith community will help stem the tide of gun violence plaguing the area.
He's calling the program "Operation Transformation," which involves about 50 churches and community members pledging to pray against violence following the shooting of 15-year-old Danielle Sampson, who was caught in gunfire this summer and has been in a coma ever since.
This seems like a waste of time to me. Don't get me wrong, I believe that the first and greatest thing we can do is pray, but what are they praying for? An end to violence? If anything they are a day late and a dollar short. They are reaping what has been sown for the last 40 years. Maybe the 40 days of prayer should be for the Spirit of God to move in the hearts of men. Until there are men regenerated and transformed, I'm afraid their prayer vigil will be like putting a bandaid on a sucking chest wound.