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THE RELIGION CORNER: Let Us Pray for Healing and Deliverance from Racism

Lord Jesus, You see every person as a precious stone, valuable and worthy. Today, each of are asking Lord, if you will please, use me to exemplify your truth at all times and in all ways. When I wrong someone, show me the errors of my ways. Forgive me Lord, and when I have wronged someone and racism is the root of that problem I’m having with someone, I’m asking if you will please lead me into reconciliation.

Lord, I’m asking if you will please show me the errors of my own ways and shine a light on any prejudices that I might have, so I can bow down and ask for your forgiveness. I’m asking if you will please order my steps, and show me how to act in ways which will direct us to true justice.

Father God, forgive me for losing sight of Truth of how you created all people equal and every one of us are made in your image. Help me to see hatred clearly — whether it is coming from me or from someone else. I’m asking Lord, if you will please show me how to love the way you love, show me how to spread kindness and mercy the way you did Jesus, when you became man. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

There are millions who have misinterpreted the Holy Bible, falsely believing that our Lord and Savior approves of racism and slavery from one race to another, as if white is superior over all other brown and Black people. Today, we are praying for healing and deliverance in this land, Lord. In your Word, there is a collection of Scripture quotes and verses which exemplifies how God commands us to “judge not by appearance, but judge by right judgment.” Each of us have been created by God, and each of us are worthy, and He truly cares about every person, regardless of the color of our skin.

It is written very clearly in the Scriptures that all human beings are made in the image of God. His Son, Jesus preached about discrimination and he warned us that judging others based on how we look, or what we are wearing, is wrong.

Read about that in the Book of James 2:1-9:

“My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, ‘You sit here in a good place,’ and say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit here at my footstool,’ Have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’ you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.”

You also said in your Word, II Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Please heal our land today, Dear God!

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit her website, www.lyndiagrant.com, email lyndiagrantshowdc@gmail.com or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.

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A seasoned radio talk show host, national newspaper columnist, and major special events manager, Lyndia is a change agent. Those who experience hearing messages by this powerhouse speaker are changed forever!

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