Gun & Knife Crime

Gun & Knife Crime

As individuals, prayer groups and churches have prayer walked sections of the London Loop one of the main prayer focus areas over the last seven years has been praying into the gun and knife crime happening on the streets across London.

As we have prayed we have been led to organise two online gatherings. 

Gun and Knife Crime Prayer Watch

In 2020, we had a 3 hour Gun and Knife Crime Prayer Watch, as part of our first Virtual London Prayer Loop. To watch Click Here

The contributors were:

  • The Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton in the Diocese of London
  • Tony Thomas, City of London Pastors
  • Jason O'Shea, Operation Forgiveness
  • Janet Daby MP, former Shadow Faiths Minister
  • Simon James, KICK London
  • Matt Hogg, Vicar of St Albans Church, Fulham
  • Dawa Balogun, Advocate for ending gun and knife crime
  • Graham Norman, Christian Police Association
  • Alton Bell, MJR UK

Between 3.00pm and 6.00pm is the most vulnerable time for young people Monday to Friday for gun and knife crime.   

Breaking our Hearts Zoom

In 2021 Neighbourhood Prayer Network and Redeeming Our Communities organised a Breaking our Hearts Zoom call giving an opportunity for young people to speak about gun and knife crime with breakout groups to pray in response. 

The contributors were:

Josh Green, Youth Director for 24/7 Prayer

Sola Ayodeji, Message Academy Course Leader

Dawa Balogun

Pastor Andrew Kisumbo

Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Founder & CEO of NDOPW

Debra Green, National Director & Founder of ROC

Bishop Karowei

Word 4 Weapons

In 2022 Neighbourhood Prayer Network shared a YouTube conversation with Yvonne Codner from Word 4 Weapons about their ministry and how we can pray for young people in London who are involved in gun and knife crime.



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