When you are wrongly accused, pray this psalm to God, expressing honestly your deepest feelings.
Listen while I build my case, God,
the most honest prayer you'll ever hear.
Show the world I'm innocent --
in your heart you know I am.
Go ahead, examine me from the inside out,
surprise me in the middle of the night --
You'll find I'm just what I say I am.
My words don't run loose.
Psalm 17, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language. Copyright © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used with permission.
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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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