Via press release from Christian Newswire:
Pray Live, a division of the Maryland Prayer Center, and is responding to gun violence in America by giving concerned school children and their families prayer wrist bands to wear. Thousands of children have died or been injured from gun violence organization’s founder, Wenda Royster, says God gave her an urgent message.
In a moment of intense prayer God said: “‘I need you to heal this nation by reminding school children and their parents that no matter what is going on around them, I am always there,'” she said. “‘Remember, only prayer changes behavior and things.'”
“So, I created wristbands for mass distribution across the Country to remind our children that God is there with them, and that prayer changes things.” She says the bands are red in color which is symbolic of the blood of Jesus, and they include a short prayer as well as the scripture Luke 18:1, “…Always pray and not give up.”
“There are critics who may say: ‘how is a rubber wristband going to protect my child from gun violence?’ My response to that is you never hear about acts of gun violence happening at faith-based schools where the Word is taught, and prayer is prevalent.”