Tonight is a perfect time to pray for Charleston
Tonight is a perfect time to pray for the healing, grace, and peace of the Emanuel AME Church family in Charleston. Grieving takes time. Often when a death occurs the most significant time of healing starts after the activities slow down.
Please forgive me for not having led a time of prayer for them this past Sunday morning. We should have stopped everything. Honestly, I intended to but was so excited about what was happening in service that I forgot. Please forgive me. I’ve been commenting on social media, but felt more needed to be said here.
Evil is real. The one true living God is yet overflowing with unfailing love. Much like the Gentile believers of the ancient Mideast, our African American believing brothers and sisters are an often overlooked essential part of the foundation of the church in America (in particular the AME church). We are family. Don’t forget your family. Let’s pray.
Dear God, please pour out your grace and peace on the families who lost loved ones to murder in Charleston. Please bring Dylann to repentance of his sin. Please bring supernatural healing to the Emanuel AME Church family and the Charleston community. Please cover their homes with peace, beyond what they understand, even tonight. Please do a miracle of healing in each neighborhood.
Father God, please bring myself and all US citizens to repentance of racism, the sins of our past, and being lazy about and complacent to the organizational systematic racism in our country. Please forgive us for not righting the wrongs. Please help us identify the needs and meet them. Please bring the healing our nation so desperately needs. Please bring anyone promoting or ignoring racism to repentance.
God please forgive me for where I have done wrong and where I have not done right. Father God please renew our thoughts and attitudes. Thank you for hearing our call and answering our prayer! Amen
Thank you church family for taking the time to pray tonight!
Ben Malmin, Pastor
City Bible Church in Baltimore