Benton Mayor Tom Farmer, along with city staff and local clergy people, are coming together with the community to create a wall of prayer. Beginning on Friday, April 17th, there will be a lattice wall under the pavilion at the downtown Benton Farmers Market (map).
The idea is to coordinate with the National Day of Prayer coming on May 7th. Once the wall is in place, residents can bring their prayers and hang them on the wall. Then every day at noon, a local member of the clergy will pray over the wall, leading up to the National Day of Prayer.
They are asking that you write your prayer in permanent marker on a small cloth or a small board with a hole at the top, and a cord through it.
To leave your prayer on the wall, go to the Ashley Street entrance of the Farmers Market and come in the right side entrance. Drive through (in a “U” shape) to the other side of the pavilion and around. When you’re finished hanging your prayer, exit by continuing to the other driveway. See the yellow arrows in the Google map below. Click image to enlarge.
Finally, be sure to use social distancing measures. Bring a mask to wear, since there might be others around. Be sure to keep a distance of 6 feet or more, and keep it under 10 people on the concrete section of the pavilion. Stay in your car until there are fewer people.
If you have any questions, call the Mayor’s office at 501-776-5905.