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Students In Charlotte Pray for Wisdom and Peace
Several weeks ago, while protesters smashed glass, destroyed property, and sporadically looted businesses, and police used tear gas to disperse crowds, not far away a different scene unfolded. Dozens of elementary and middle school students sat quietly in padded pews of the First Baptist Church, asking God to help their city.
“Lord, help us to love you and love each other,” one student prayed. “God, we just want all the badness to go away,” prayed another.
The children attend Brookstone Schools – a Christian school for under-served, urban students in Charlotte. The impromptu prayer meeting included teachers and a handful of parents, volunteers, board members, and other community members. Some adults prayed simple prayers like, "Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy.” Another prayed that “the gospel would go out in a bright way.”
About 20 minutes into the hour-long prayer time, a tiny voice near the back of the room joined the adults, “Lord, help us do good.” The child’s prayer opened a floodgate of prayers from at least 20 other children over the next half-hour.
Some prayed for the family of Keith Scott; others prayed for the police and their families. Several prayed the protesters would be peaceful; one prayed no one else would get shot. Other prayers carried a common theme: With turbulence, pain, and lawlessness in their city streets, several children prayed the Lord would help them continue to do their best in their own lives.
“Help us to be good students,” some prayed. “Help our teachers. Help us to love You and love others. Help us to be the light of the world.” These children showed a perplexed city the way forward.
(Source: World Magazine)
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