Call to pray for police

A group of policeman think that they can cut crime by getting community groups to “adopt a cop” and pray for them.

The Christian Police Association are urging churches of all denominations to pray for cops all over the country – saying it will reduce crime, ease community tension and protect the boys in blue from temptation.

Harry Pearson, branch leader of Strathclyde Christian Police Alliance, said that it “may well bring tangible results”.

The initiative is part of Coact, a national scheme which aims to build bridges between Christian communities and police across Britian.

Mr Pearson said: “We believe prayer really can make a difference to policing and the challenging job that officers do.

“We suggest that people find out the names of their local Community Policing Team and commit to praying for them.

“Individuals and churches in neighbourhoods can ‘adopt a cop’ by praying for specific officers, staff and teams at their local police station, as well as places and issues, and so offer that prayerful support.

“Praying specifically for your local policing situation may well bring tangible results.”

• Full story at Deadline Scotland.