On Friday afternoon, a small group gathered to pray in PJ Caul Park after walking through Ambridge to pray for the community.
"We need to cover this area in prayer," said the Rev. Bryan K. Crawl, pastor of First Missionary Baptist, an historically black church in Leetsdale.
Pastor Crawl invited all the area churches along with anyone in the community to walk down and pray as one united group.
"It is the summertime, the kids are not in school and have idle time. They are not in school, parents have to work and some of the times the kids are home alone and it is easy for negative things to come and take over," said Apyrl Crawl, the pastor's wife.
At the end of the walk, the group gathered to pray for the area and also prayed for country - including Charleston, S.C., where nine people died a day earlier in a June 18 shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
"We are sympathetic of what they are going through there. How can you not. They are our brothers and sisters in Christ and I feel for them," Rev. Crawl said.
"We don't have to know the people to love and care about them," Ayprl Crawl said.
The community-wide prayer walk ended at the park in Ambridge on 11th Street. The next walk is scheduled for July 3 at 6:30 p.m.