More than 100 churches located in greater New York recently took part in singing a blessing over New York City and to have that blessing go around the world via social media.
125 singers from the New York congregations performed the original song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Elevation Worship in eight different languages.
The video was posted to YouTube late last week and has so far garnered more than 200,000 views.
In 2020, the Big Apple became the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. The virus killed more than 25,000 people in the city.
As the video explains, people later swarmed the city’s streets filled with rage, frustration, and fear crying out for justice. But the church rose up united to lament, learn and lead in this crisis.
The video was produced by Bonny Andrews and his Transform Cities organization.
What began as a small scale teenage outreach in a few schools in the city of Trivandrum today has expanded into a global movement spanning across continents in 180 cities and impacting 2.44 Million youth so far, according to the organization’s website.