There is a path that may seem straight to someone, but in the end it is the path of death.
Proverbs 16:25 CEB
Father today I pray for Your children around the U.S. who are hurt, in pain, devastated, and outraged by the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict to not indict, and the fact that Your child Michael Brown’s death will not be brought to a human judge and jury for human justice through the criminal courts system.
I pray for the families of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson. May You bring them peace. I pray for Darren Wilson. You know His heart and only You know the Truth.
Father I pray for Your children’s peace as many are inclined and have acted out violently in the streets, burning and looting private and public property as so-called solidarity for Michael.
Touch their hearts Father. Help them to see that You are ultimately the only judge, jury, and executioner–and that Your laws far surpasses man’s. Help them to see that although this is a shocking blindsided moment for them, You have never been left in the dark. Father show them the way to Your light, because right now they are only focused on darkness. I humbly pray this to You as a believer in Christ, seeking each day to follow faithfully. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We’re saddened, shocked, disturbed, and outraged by the lack of human justice displayed as the grand jury decided against an indictment. But no matter how we feel we should never take out our pain on others. We should never loot, burn, and destroy someone else’s property. We should never take part in the destruction of our community. Our home. That was God’s gift to us, shelter, that we obviously take for granted–if not, we wouldn’t ever consider destroying it.
We also shouldn’t be inclined to sabotage and destroy the resources made available to us in those communities. Looting and burning stores, gas stations, hair salons, and the like, only harm us and our community even more. The violent theft and destruction of these businesses means they can’t serve the community anytime soon or ever. It means little to no jobs. It means less resources available in the community.
Please join me in prayer for every human soul touched by this case. Those outraged as well as those celebrating the freedom of Darren Wilson, need prayer. The enemy is working overtime and we need to stand together and say, “no way, no how, not gonna happen!”
Questions of the Day
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2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
3. What are you struggling with as it pertains to man’s laws versus God’s laws?
4. What does your heart tell you about this Brown-Wilson matter?
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