Pray for Baltimore.

Specific prayers get specific answers; general prayers get general answers. I suggest we get specific. Feel free to add your prayer below, but join us in calling out to God.

PRAY AGAINST: Fear. Divisiveness. Hatred. Racism. Hopelessness. Despair. Deception. Faithlessness. Injustice. Cynicism. Lawlessness. Lack of understanding. Arrogance. Violence. Racial caste systems. Class bias. Superficial treatment of systemic problems.

PRAY FOR: Love. Unity. Healing. Hope. Justice. Truth. Understanding. Discernment. Appropriate outrage. Willingness to listen. Wisdom for all in authority. Protection for those in the line of fire. Right voices to be heard. Actual change moving forward. Churches to come together. God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done in Baltimore as it is in heaven. Eyes to see the relevance and transformative power of the full gospel of Jesus.

God forbid that we only pray. And God forbid that we fail to pray.

5 Replies to “Pray for Baltimore.”

  1. Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, the faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved as to love.

    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    Amen.

    ………….The Prayer of Saint Francis

  2. Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, the faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved as to love.

    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    Amen.

    ……..The Prayer of Saint Francis.

  3. I pray as in the days of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego let men of Baltimore and throughout America literally see a fourth man in these riot fires. The Son of God! May this vision change the Nebuchadnezzar-hardness-hatred-pride of our hearts. I pray that these recent racial tensions start a wildfire of national repentance so great that it stirs Your Heart to be with Your people in the fullness of Your Kingdom. God rise up a generation of pastors and teachers and disciples that remember these days and unfailingly choose Love. God take this generation from Satan and make it Yours! Open our ears to Your voice. Blind our eyes except to all things Jesus that we will live for you alone. God send your Armies to fight over our cities, winning them for Your Glory!

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