On Sunday, August 13, I led our church in a congregational prayer written by my friend Rich Villodas
. This prayer allowed us in Northwest Missouri to join with churches all across the country to offer a prayerful response to the protests and violence in Charlottesville
Prayer should be the initial reaction of Christians to evil and hate.
When we pray we resist the spirit of the age. We who are followers of Jesus live in a new world, a world of new creation. The evils of white supremacy and racism belong to the old world that is passing away. There is no room for the superiority of one race in the kingdom of God, because red and yellow,