Prayer for Today

 June 2, 2020

Lord, every time I turn on the television, my heart breaks a little more. Protesters exercising their right to peacefully protest and instigators get in the mix, cause havoc. They burn buildings, cars, and destroy businesses. This destruction shouldn’t take place. This type of behavior is not about justice.

The nation’s leadership has not spoken about the plague of racism and inequality. Our President only talks about shooting citizens, putting them in jail, or causing them distress if they continue to carry out their constitutional right to protest against the things going on in our country peacefully. He or the vice president has not spoken a word about the ills of systemic racism, which is the cause of the protests and rioting.

Lord God, give us leadership for all people. Give us guidance that understands that hate, war, and violence only bring about more hatred, war, and violence. Lord protect the protesters and bring the instigators to justice, just like You to bring the three other officers that were complicit in the death of George Floyd to justice.

Father, You are a just God, and You love justice. You are the God of truth. You are not a respecter of person, and You love us all the same. Lord, show Your love to us by instituting justice for the Floyd family, protecting the protesters, and the lives, businesses, and property of innocent people. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Proverbs 21:15

Isaiah 30:18

Isaiah 61:8

Amos 5:24

Micah 6:8

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