As cities across the nations rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, let us as the Body of Christ intercede for our brothers and sisters of color. Together, we must pray for an end to prejudice and racism and that the love of God would reconcile entire communities.
Let us petition Heaven for an end to brutality in our streets and that God would protect innocent lives. Together we must humble ourselves and bow down before the Lord our maker, pleading that He would stop senseless violence and bring justice to those who have been wronged.
Let us gather as believers in small groups, or en masse, trusting that God would bring peace to America, that He would unite us as the Church of Jesus Christ to be a shining light to all who bring division and disunity. Together we stand as one Body and seek God’s intervention in our nation.
For as the Bible decrees, there is only one Lord, one faith and one baptism. We are one body and where one part of the body hurts we all hurt. So let us follow the command of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1 to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, bearing with one another in love, with all lowliness, gentleness and longsuffering.
Black lives matter to God, His Church and this nation
The tragic death of George Floyd, despite his past convictions, is a reason for all Christians to mourn and we pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit upon his family. Sadly his death is one of many that testify to injustice and just as the blood of Abel cried out to God from the ground, so God hears the cries of our hearts, for racism to be overturned in America. May George Floyd’s death not be in vain. May it be the start of a major shift in the USA, for black lives matter to God, His Church and this nation.
May it also be the start of deeper relationships between people of different races as the love of God is poured out in their hearts. May forgiveness flow like never before and break strongholds of hatred. Let us remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr who said, “I have decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Also read: Mothers Still Matter Despite Covid-19 and America’s Race Wars by Dr King’s niece Alveda King.