AUSTIN -- Several dozen people gathered at the old Federal Courthouse on Eighth Street in Austin on Sunday afternoon to pray for Trayvon Martin's family.
The group also sang songs and prayed for change to come nation-wide, following Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict. The group's organizer, Sterling Lands II, is the Bishop of the Family Life International Fellowship. He says bad things happen when good people don't take action.
Lands hopes the trial will prompt people in Austin and across America to make a postive change to our justice system. That's so people can be held accountable for their crimes, no matter their skin color.
Lands said "It is our opinion that rather than tearing things up and breaking things down, we need to come down here and pray for this nation. The nation was on trial in Florida and we want to pray for the family because the family will ultimately be the losers of this."
Lands added he applauds President Obama for his international efforts, but called on him to take a look at what's happening with law enforcement in America.
A rally in response to the verdict is set to take place Sunday night at 6 o'clock on the south side of the Capitol building.