Melinda VanRy (New York, USA)
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Jesus prayed, “My prayer is not for [those you gave me] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.” - John 17:20 (NIV)
At our wedding reception, a friend of my grandparents who had known me my whole life hugged me. She told me how proud my mother would have been of me. I appreciated that connection to the past — especially since my mother and grandparents were no longer living.
Today I will tell someone that I am praying for them.
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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
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