The festive season can be a tough time for police officers. South Africa's cops decided to turn to faith to keep them at peace as New Year draws nearer and people become more festive and spirited and vibrant.
South Africa's police force is using prayer to keep themselves feeling motivated and safe this festive season.
The festive season can be a scary time as people are more likely to be intoxicated and become disrespectful towards the law and any law enforcers.
A report by The Daily Voice indicates that a group of police officers, as well as one traffic official, stood together in a circle and photos of this event soon went viral.
The photos were shared on social media and Briefly.co.za gathered that the photo had been shared almost 3 000 times on Facebook.
The 3 photos were captioned quite faithfully:
Lord we pray for your blood over our lives as we tackle the darkness !!! Let us be the best we can be only for tonight.
The report also indicates that the person who shared the photos, Captain Charles Riffel, is the commander of the CPU (Crime Prevention Unit) and has been serving for 32 years.
He has always urged his co-workers to pray.
We always pray. We pray in the parade room and on this particular day, we had the lights festival in the area. I told my team to pray not just for guidance for ourselves but for everyone out there. We then stood there and prayed in the road.
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