BELMONT A.M.E. ZION COLLECTIVE PRAYER
BELMONT A.M.E. ZION PRAYER: A PRAYER FOR BLACK DREAMING, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
Lord help us to have a clear mind that we may be able to dream and use our mental abilities. Nourish us with the proper foods the strengthens us and protect against the unhealthy mind and body. Lord as we plant beanstalks let them grow and be the fruit of our labor. Let the communal dinner be ever a guide to good eating. Help us fight those foods we eat that sometimes work against our very systems. That we may walk with our heads high. And Lord let gathering be our refuge. Our place to turn to when we can no longer feel in place. Let us gather for community support.
We pray our church doors are open to organize for now and for the future to serve our community. By building safe walls in the church, by being there to address the crisis in our city, state and country. We pray to demonstrate our love through our action and channeling God’s love.
Heavenly father help to resolve the self-hatred in our black communities so that we can grow in peace and harmony to learn to love one another in first learning to love ourselves so that we can serve you lovingly.
Oh God of our people, we come asking for protection for our children. Help us to keep them safe. Help us to guard their safety. Remind us to teach them their histories and our testimonies of your faithfulness. Heavenly father, we bring our supplications to you to ask that you come into our lives to change our attitudes in how we have change in our behavior toward our church. Renew our respect and our love for our black church tradition and restore that tradition in Jesus name.
I pray the holy spirit moves in our children in Gods direction to return their souls to the holy ones.
And now to our God,
We shout joy
Fightin for freedom
We open our doors
To our freedom
We follow God’s mission
To our freedom
Without asking for no one’s permission
Cuz we fightin for freedom
In the holy name of Jesus we pray and we fight, Amen.