Police chaplain's prayer for Detroit during 'National Faith in Blue Weekend' goes viral

'We need God for real,' the chaplain said.
Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 14:04:40-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Praying for the city of Detroit. That’s what one chaplain did during the "National Faith in Blue Weekend," which took place this past weekend.

She is getting a lot of views on social media.

Nora Jones is a captain with the International Police & Fire Chaplain’s Association. During the weekend, Jones, other chaplains and first responders were on Detroit’s west side speaking out against sex trafficking.

“We need prayer for real," Jones said. "We need God for real.”

By the time they got to the corner of Schoolcraft and Littleton, someone asked Jones to take the speaker in a patrol car and pray.

“Before I started to pray, I just asked God to decrease me and increase him because I didn’t want people to see or hear me,” she said.

Oh, but thousands have.

The video has been shared on several social media platforms including Facebook.

On Instagram, it was shared by Gospel singer Erica Campbell and viewed more than 475,000 times.

Jones is raising money to build a shelter and help women and children in the community. She hopes her message inspires others to turn to God and to help one another.

“I’m just thankful for all the people that shared, that liked, that commented,” Jones said.