Lifting up prayers for Lake Okeechobee

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/Courtesy of Michael

Participants in Betty Osceola’s Healing Lake Okeechobee Prayer Walk stopped near Port Mayaca on Sunday afternoon to pick up supplies from supporters during a midday break in the rain. After a cold, wet night made sleeping difficult and raw, chilling cloudbursts induced shivers, the photographer met the group at the Port Mayaca Lock and decided to add his own “prayer” for sunnier skies — a Photoshop rainbow.

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/Courtesy of Michael Kennedy

People from all over the country were watching and participating in the prayer walk by following the organizers’ Facebook pages.

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/Courtesy of Jody Young

During the Lake Okeechobee Prayer Walk, Jody Young posted a picture of people “drumming in solidarity from Burlington, Kansas,” amid a truly frozen landscape.


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