I’m late in posting something, because I have been in such shock that I was seeing reports of even more death. Yesterday, I had to fight fear off and such a sadness when I read about more preventable, senseless deaths and watched the news reports and footage of the President’s actions to demonstrate what he meant by stepping in to end protests when, in his opinion, governors aren’t doing enough.
I’m scared for my friends and family and their children. I’m thankful for the millions in law enforcement in our nation and our military who go to the front lines, experience tragedy and get up and do it all again whenever duty calls.
So today my prayer is a train of thought is an unedited cry for justice.
Heavenly Father, I feel helpless in effecting change because The problem seems so big and not something I experience personally in the day to day. I am not equipped to know where the problem(s) lies. I wish I could know the root causes and use my analytical mind to know how to fix it. It’s just not that simple. I’m pleading today that You would reach into the hearts of both sides of this who are staring each other down, digging in their heals, and reveal to every single American those hurts that haven’t found healing and the thought processes and beliefs that they are holding onto that aren’t right. Expose and help us deal with it. God let each one of us be humble when these are revealed so that we can accept the mistakes, ask for forgiveness and be forgiven to move toward fixing them. Replace them with a loving, right mindset.
God I pray for your protection on every person at the protests and the families who are both directly and indirectly affected by the bigotry and hatred. And lastly, I pray for leaders to rise up who instigate unity not division. Amen.
“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.”
1 John 2:9