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Prayer Service Held in Thanks-Giving Square



    A morning prayer service Friday brought together hundreds of Dallas residents, and many police officers, who could grieve together after the deadly attacks Thursday night. (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)

    A prayer service was held at Thanks-Giving Square Friday for the victims of shootings at a protest in Dallas and their families.

    Full Prayer Vigil at Thanks-Giving SquareFull Prayer Vigil at Thanks-Giving Square (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)

    Officials said they held the service because many community members are in shock and need an outlet where they can get together with others, deal with some of those emotions and show their support.

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    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings requested the interfaith service and asked people across the country to stop and pray.

    Mayor Mike Rawlings: 'God Bless Dallas'Mayor Mike Rawlings: 'God Bless Dallas'Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings talks about the deadly attack on police officers in downtown Dallas. (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)

    "I would ask if you are at home or in your home or in your school to join us at noon in that spirit of prayer to bring our city together and our country together," he said. "To heal wounds, not to create them."

    Several religious leaders attended and spoke.

    Rawlings, Dallas Police Chief David Brown, State Sen. Royce West and Bishop T.D. Jakes were among those who spoke.

    Thousands Attend Dallas Prayer VigilThousands Attend Dallas Prayer VigilSome of the most powerful images from the past 24 hours came from a prayer service in Dallas's Thanks-Giving Square, where thousands gathered to seek healing and understanding. (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)