Frank Barro, from our Watchmen on the Wall Prayer Group, has a special burden for us to pray for certain cities around our nation.
So as you are lead, please pray for the following:
Pray for Oakland California
Pray for the leadership of Oakland
The mayor Elizabeth Beckman “Libby” Schaaf was the mayor that warned illegal aliens about an ICE raid.
Oakland is known for being a dangerous and violent city,
Oakland, California has crawled its way to the top as one of the most notorious places for gang violence in the United States.
Philadelphia has the cheese steak, New York has Yankee fans, and Oakland has a gang problem.
Homicide is the leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year-olds, and 44% of the youth at neighboring Castlemont High School are having constant contact with the criminal justice system.
The Rate of domestic violence are the highest of any city in Alameda County.
East Oakland has nearly three times the rate of child abuse/neglect cases than the county overall.
There are two sides to every story.
“Thousands of Oakland teachers and school staff began striking early Thursday morning, establishing picket lines outside nearly every school in the district, in a push for higher wages, better classroom conditions and an end to school closures.”
The “Project of free market education reform” is so widespread in America that many cities and states insist on claiming the title of “ground zero” for education privatization.
Whether or not Oakland can claim that unfortunate title, it’s clear that the privatizers have made huge headway in the city:
Oakland is now the city in California with the highest percentage of students in privately run charters, and the city’s school district is aiming to deepen its downsizing project by closing twenty-four of the city’s eighty-seven public schools.”
Regarding Gang issues
High rate of Homicide
Teacher strike, for God’s will to be done in the city.