EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) — Though some people in East Palestine have turned to filing lawsuits against Norfolk Southern, and others have even turned to moving out of the village, about 40 people have turned to prayer for answers.

A group of about 40 people gathered outside the high school football field for a prayer vigil Tuesday evening. They met outside the front gate to form a prayer circle.

“I know there’s a lot going on, a lot of chaos and stuff and a lot of not really knowing what’s going on,” said Andre Householder. “We just want to come here and support people, support our brothers and sisters.”

Even church leaders from other areas showed up.

“Every community is important. This community needs as much support as possible, especially, I believe, spiritual support at this time,” said the Rev. Rafael Cruz with Unity Baptist Church in Youngstown.

“What I can see is, the people that are actually from East Palestine, I think this really helped them. They’re really emotional about this,” Householder said.

The prayer circle lasted just under an hour before the band Seek First out of Wampum, Ohio, played for the crowd.

Rev. Rafael Cruz: “Father, I ask in the midst of this of these desperate times that this community may cry out to you desperately.”

“He can preform miracles. He can clean up this area in a way that will baffle the government and everybody else, because God hasn’t changed,” Cruz said.

“Through this chaos, through this tough time — that God, he’s with them and we’re here, too, to support them all the way,” Householder said.