Principal, community gather to 'cover students in prayer, love’

Community Prayer For Local Schools

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) - A school district prepared for next week’s kids and teachers by flooding the halls with prayers.

Pastors from around Newport gathered with the community Saturday to bless the Newport Elementary and High Schools.

Assistant Principal Iris Clark said they prayed throughout the halls and classrooms.

“Every child is in every part of this building,” she said. “We just want them to be covered by our prayers and covered by love and know that they’re loved. When they come into this building, they can sense that.”

Clark and others reached out to the community to let everyone feel welcomed to join.

“They’re safe here in this school district,” she said. “They’re loved here in this school district and we just want our community to be a part of that.”

This is the first year for the Newport School community prayer and Clark said she’s hopeful it will become an annual event.

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