7 Prayer Leaders Across America Respond to Devastating Wave of Violence | Bound4LIFE

 

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“The black community in America is hurting. The callous losses of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota—followed by the revenge murders of five Dallas police officers—have added fresh wounds to a community intimately familiar with mourning.”

“This is a community that has scriptures of comfort memorized like weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5), God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1), and the Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

“More than any other cause, the pro-life movement is uniquely equipped to come alongside our black brothers and sisters to collectively grieve over the shedding of innocent blood.”

“The pro-life movement understands that we serve a God who hears the cries of bloodshed and demands justice for the innocent.”

“We know a systemic injustice against black lives in America started long ago; now, because of advanced technology and social media, we are forced to confront what has always been.”

“Today more than ever, it’s time to pray without ceasing, to bear one another’s burdens, and to vigorously pursue community with people from all walks of life. This is where meaningful and lasting change begins.”

Often covering international and human rights issues for Bound4LIFE, Marisa Kwaning also consults at Final Draft: Writing Services. She and her husband reside in the Washington, DC area.

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