In light of this weekend, where division cast brother versus sister, neighbor versus neighbor… we pray for unity among the family of believers. As brothers and sisters, adopted into your family, we are called to bear witness to the love of our Father. We are called to walk in your statutes, we are called to love as you have loved. Every word in the scriptures falls under your heart to reconcile your people to you, united as one body, serving as one body. Let us not fall into the temptations and schemes of the Devil, who seeks to divide and destroy. Instead let us link arms, draw close to one another, bear each other’s burdens, and carry one another forward as we press on. Send your angel armies to surround us on all sides, for what God has brought together let no man separate. Let peace be on our hearts, let kindness be on our tongues. Help us to not repay evil for evil. Help us to love and forgive, even when it feels impossible. As we put on the armor of God, we shall not be weary but find our strength in you, to stand up to the darkness and shed light. Let our light shine brighter, let the lost find their way to you for comfort and healing in your embrace. Give courage to those who will stand up and call out the sin that is racism, protect them and their families from farm, and build up the courage for others to stand with them on the front lines. Let there be no division among us, but perfectly united under your authority… of one mind, thought, and purpose.
In His name we pray,