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Matthew Petersen

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Psalm 85:8-13

Faithfulness will spring up from the ground… v. 11a

This summer I  participated in marches and events for racial justice after the death of George Floyd. At one of the first marches I walked alongside young families, seasoned activists, bikers and a college student from the campus ministry I serve.  I saw people of differing races, ages, and life circumstances  responding faithfully to God’s call for justice.

Often times the prophetic voices for justice and peace come from the ground up not, from the top down. We hear the Holy Spirit groaning from the streets rather than the pulpit or the Resolute Desk. Through out history from the cries of the Hebrew slave in Egypt to out BIPOC siblings shouting “Stop Killing Us!” God has heard these voices. Joined with other voices, faithfulness springs up from the ground like verdant shoots rising up from crumbling concrete. 

God of justice, bend our ear to the faithful voices rising from our streets and move us to join them. Amen.

Prayer concern: Those speaking truth to power

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