A Prayer for Racial Acceptance & Advocacy (Feature)

I’m beyond ecstatic to share this news: I was featured on Iridescent Women! I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to share my experiences with faith and racial justice. Here is a short excerpt of the article below:

Following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others, I decided to share my tumultuous emotions with God. This was the first time that I ever processed through aspects of my racial identity in my relationship with Jesus. I hope that this prayer illuminates the plight of racial injustice in America and how we can extend Christ-like love to those who engage in racially offensive behaviors. 

Dear God, 

I don’t even know where to begin with this prayer. Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple murders caused by police brutality and deep-seated racism. The most recent incident was the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was killed by a white police officer who pressed his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck. As George cried out for help and told the officer that he couldn’t breathe, his pleas were ignored as officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee in place.

He even stayed on Floyd’s neck for an extra three minutes after he died. God, I’m so pissed off right now. I’m so filled with rage because this kind of brutality has been going on in America for centuries. Even now, I struggle to fully accept my racial identity because I often believe the lie that my worth is dictated by my skin tone. Although I sometimes question my worth, I’m reminded that my identity in Christ is greater than my blackness.

You can read the full article here.

-Sarah I. Fox

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