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Psalm 140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who are determined to trip me up.
I hear the cry of this psalm coming from the lips of my brothers and sisters of color, and I know that unless I do something, I am part of the problem.
The scriptures are clear: God’s heart is for the disenfranchised, the marginalized, and the poor. I am reminded of our weekly prayer of confession, especially of the things I have left undone and the times that I have not loved my neighbor as myself.
Lord, let my ears be open to the cries for justice. Guide my actions so I may help pave a pathway that is free from cords that entangle. I pray that I will not be complacent with the wicked but that my heart will break for what breaks yours. Amen.
MOVING FORWARD: Read Micah 6:8. How are you called to do justice and love kindness today?