Prayer Vigil For Relatives Found Inside Burned Home In Tulsa


Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 5:46 pm
By: Justin Shrair


About 100 religious leaders, neighbors, and others from the community came together on Tuesday for a prayer vigil to remember the three people found dead in a home this weekend.

Firefighters found their bodies inside a burned home near Pine and MLK.

As police investigate the three deaths, community leaders are working on their own mission.  They hope through the power of prayer to heal the neighborhood and bring the grieving community back together.

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Religious leaders from across Tulsa led the vigil to help unify the neighborhood and call for peace.

“All of us is going to have to be concerned about what is going on,” said Pastor L Green from New Life Church.  “All of us have to be concerned and, if we don’t do anything about it, then it ain’t going to get better.”

Chaplain Lemuel Taylor is related to the victims.  He lost his grandson, great granddaughter, and a cousin.

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Chaplain Taylor says he is choosing the power of prayer and unity to help heal himself and those around him.

“We would pray over the house.  We would pray over the spirit of the devil – get out of our neighborhood.  We would pray for recognition that we … are available to help young people,” said Taylor.  “We’re willing to listen.  We are willing to talk.”

“You’ve got to have the authority of prayer, the authority of the believer,” said neighbor Corinna Phenix.  “I’m at a loss for words.  The power of prayer, it works and it changes.”

People were choosing love and compassion instead of hate as they remember the three lives lost.

“For us to be more in unity, us disagreeing, to agree, but to have a common goal – and that’s to share Jesus Christ and show our love and show our concern,” Taylor said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.