Friday 5-29-20 prayer

Published June 1, 2020 by Pastor Vicki in Daily Prayer

A Prayer a Day: Good day, Lord. Please help us, Holy God, in our distress over the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. All over the USA, people are protesting the killings of unarmed African-American citizens. Last night, in Louisville seven people were shot dead, while protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor, the 26 year old EMT, killed in her own home at 1:30 A.M. by police serving a warrant at the wrong house. People protested last night in Georgia over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, slain while jogging in broad daylight through a residential neighborhood. Heavenly Father, please help the grieving and broken-hearted deal with these situations. Please help each of us remember the Golden Rule to “Treat others as we would have them treat us.” Holy God, we remember the story in Genesis of Cain killing his brother Abel. Genesis 4:10 reads, “The Lord said, What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” We worry that justice will never come in this world, and perhaps it never will. But, there is a higher judge, Lord, and we know you care about the spilling of a brother’s blood. We know there is another judgment, that will come to each of us. We will all, eventually stand before your judgment seat, Lord, and we will all give an account of ourselves. Lord, we have all sinned, and all of us fall short of your glory, Lord. But where we have not yet walked the path of violence, hatred, and the spilling of blood, keep us from acting upon our worst impulses. Keep us from the influence of Satan, who is always at the core of all evil and murder. Help us, Lord, to learn Jesus’ way and to remember Jesus said, one’s neighbor is the righteous one who shows mercy. Come Holy Spirit and make us righteous: amen.