Far Southeast Side
- The structure of families is a rising concern for Roseland. Many families are headed by young single mothers who have no guidance on how to raise their children. Pray for programs and people who can help young adults raise their children with wisdom and nurture.
- Prostitution and drugs are prevalent in areas in Roseland. Men, especially, are involved with drugs, violence, gangs, and idleness. Pray that men would seek and find help so they could be involved with and supportive in their family.
- There are few recreational and other activities offered to the children in the community. Pray that they would be provided with opportunities to do things that interest them and give them the chance to learn.
- There are many churches in Roseland, but few people have been introduced to having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Pray that the churches in the community would emphasize a relationship with the Lord instead of religious observance and for a desire in the hearts’ of the residents for this relationship.
Roseland was settled in 1849 by Dutch farmers who were made prosperous with their close location to Chicago. The Great Depression and the end of Prohibition led to a collapse in Roseland’s economy.
Even more, the effort to provide housing for African Americans in Princeton Park brought greater division in Roseland and by 1947 the residents of Roseland joined in the violence targeted toward African Americans residing in Fernwood, one of Roseland’s oldest neighborhoods. Roseland is now known for its high rates of subsidized housing repossessions and has yet to recover from the effects of decades of economic decline.
- Asian (0.1%)
- Black or African American (97.2%)
- Hispanic or Latino (0.5%)
- White (0.9%)
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig
From the city men groan and the souls of the wounded cry out. - Job 24:12
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