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Local man making daily prayer walks on Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 7:47 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 08:41:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Every morning at 8 a.m., Greg Durfee welcomes in his day at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. And although the days we're in may not be fabulous, he takes the deep sense of peace he feels as a sign of better days ahead.

"When you look at it, you see these big hotels and how many employees and then their families on top of that," he said. "It's a difficult time but you know, we're here for each other and like I said I think there's things we can do together to help our community."

Together, with the Henderson House of Prayer's 24-hour prayer line drifting through his headphones, Durfee isn't just talking the talk to help our community -- he's walking the walk - trekking four and a half miles north on the Strip.

"It's incredible how strong peace is," he explained, "being able to walk and emboss the city and be able to pray for our families."

At times, Durfee slows to stillness -- acknowledging a specific call of prayer.

"I got halfway down and I felt like to pray for the country of Italy and the Italian people and also the immigrants here in America and everything that they've got through.They have always represented love and family."

Durfee said his daily walks on the empty Las Vegas Strip can be sobering, but his hope lies in people spending this time reconnecting to god and each other.

"Before all this, everybody was out there doing their own thing and really didn't take the time to spend with mom and dad or brother and sister. This is a good time for that," he said.

While we wait for the day our city can once again be its vibrant, effervescent self -- Durfee said it's good to be there for each other. And maybe take a long walk too.

"Don't lose hope. Reach out, if you need a help, call a friend. If you need help, call a family member," he said.

The Henderson House of Prayer currently has a 24/7 prayer line open for calls and prayer requests.