Five church congregations were outside a local church on Wednesday hosting a city wide prayer rally against violence.
Hundreds of people stood outside Plum Grove Missionary Baptist Church and talked about ways to stand up against violence in the community and pray for peace.
it comes on the heels of the situation in Ferguson Missouri where a cop shot an unarmed teen.
Also the group talked about the recent shooting here in Tuscaloosa that took the life of Marcellus Brown at the Easy Money store on McFarland Boulevard.
Organizers tell us during these times its time for the church to come together as one and forget about the differences we may have and just pray for city wide peace.
"What we face in this country, a lot of things have been taking their attention off of God and taking their foundation off the word of God," said David Redding who attended the prayer rally.
"So we want to claim that back for the kingdom of God and its so important that we get that instilled in our children because the bible says it needs to start at home," Redding added.
The Mayors from Tuscaloosa and Northport and other city officials were also in attendace at Wednesday's prayer rally as well as the family of Marcellus Brown.
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