6 Prayers To Pray, Especially Now

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Labake commented on my previous post, “Dear white people, stop killing us”. She expressed her frustration on how tired and helpless we feel right now. I felt that to my core, so I decided to send out some encouragement to everyone who is feeling this way. Irrespective of your race and current frustrations, let’s remember that we have the ultimate helper, Jesus. So we don’t have to suffer alone. For my Christian friends, here are 6 prayers to pray, especially now.

1.       Pray for God’s love to penetrate our hearts… Everyone; black people, non-racist whites, racist whites, other races… really everyone needs to be filled with God’s genuine love.

7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

2.       Pray for peace to reign… Everyone is angry right now, and some are acting (rationally and irrationally) in their anger. Things can go south real quick if God does not intervene. So pray for God’s peace to reign, especially now, and that God will replace fear in our hearts with His peace.

John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Phillipians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

3.       Pray that God will heal our land… of hurt, anger, hate, and anything that is not of God. And he will give us the grace to love on every single human irrespective of their race.

14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

4.       Pray for comfort for those who have lost their loved ones. These deaths are more than a hashtag, and real people are mourning and deeply hurting.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

5.       Pray for wisdom for our leaders… to lead the country right, to handle situations correctly, to take actions that will discourage racism, and for loopholes in the broken system to be fixed.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

6.      Pray for an end to racism… that God will do His thing and work in the hearts of people, God will give wisdom for peaceful and effective protests, that leaders of every race will stand up against racism, and correct laws will be put in place to discourage racism.

5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
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We can be angry, we can speak up, we can take all sorts of action to combat racism, but let’s not forget to pray. Prayer works wonders. What prayers are you currently praying? Please add in the comments section.

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6 thoughts on “6 Prayers To Pray, Especially Now

  1. Amen! Powerful and relevant prayers.

    I’m also praying for global peace in our land and strength for those who have lost a loved one and are going through a low point.

    Thank you for sharing these prayers.

  2. Amen.

    I pray for peace,comfort,wisdom and drection inspired by the Holy Spirit for all nations of the earth.

  3. I pray that Jesus will come soon because this world is wicked and getting more ridiculous daily. Tbh, at this moment, I struggle to see deep seated mindsets and the world changing so come Jesus come!

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