By Elise Lockamy
Fellow Disciples of Christ –
Whether or not you determine that the shooting of Michael Brown was justified, you can still contribute to this historical moment. Whether or not you believe racism contributed to the shooting of Michael Brown, you can still contribute to this historical moment. Whether or not you believe that racial divide exists in the Body of Christ, you can still contribute to this historical moment. Whether or not you are a person of color, you can still contribute to this historical moment.
Raise your voices to heaven. Pray.
- Pray for peace and comfort for Michael Brown’s family and friends during this time of mourning. They will never enjoy his presence again. Pray that God will fill the loss in their hearts with His presence.
- Pray for protection for Officer Darren Wilson and his family.
- Pray for hope for a community (Ferguson, MO and surrounding townships) in pain. Pray that they pursue God’s truth concerning identity and love.
- Pray for racial healing and reconciliation in the United States of America. Whether we like it or not, seeds of separateness were sown in this land generations ago and we are reaping those soiled fruits. Pray that generational curses will be cut off.
After reading the reports of Michael Brown’s death, I had a vision. I saw young men standing at the Lord’s altar. Directly behind them were law enforcement officials. Each official had his hands placed on the shoulders of the young man in front of Him. I determined that it was time to pray. It’s time to pray for protection for our law enforcement officials. It’s time to pray that deception will no longer blind their eyes. It’s time to pray that they will pursue justice, with integrity – always. It’s time to pray that our young men will no longer feel like targets. It’s time to pray that they will surrender all their burdens to Christ – always. It’s time to pray for strengthening. It’s time to pray for more fathers – natural and spiritual.
Get ready, get ready, get ready. A change is coming. On earth as it is in Heaven…
For more on racial healing and reconciliation, visit #Coolikan Acasia Olson’s website embracehealing.org.