By Kennedi McCoy, Staff Writer

“Justice and humanity are not different, they are one and the same thing – where there is justice, there is humanity – where there is no humanity, there is no justice.” ― Abhijit Naskar 

This month I ask that you pray for justice to be truly served for everyone. Pray that those who have the power to protect and ensure justice is served do so with God in their hearts. 

In 2017 there were 987 fatal police shootings. In 2018 this figure increased to 996. Pray that we see a decrease in these numbers. Pray that crime in America decreases. Pray that God has a hand over those seeking justice, those who can give it, and those who protect it. Pray that people in America are receiving justice as human beings should. 

Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing. As of July 2, 2019, 457 civilians have been shot ― 59 of whom were Black. Regardless of your political views or social views, should be seen as a problem. 

As Christians, we should not be okay with seeing our brothers and sisters in Christ being killed. I ask that you pray God enters the hearts of officers before they pull the trigger. I ask that you pray that officers are not being attacked with violence.

If we all begin to see each other as brothers and sisters in Christ first, then the human right of justice would be served without any conflict. So I ask that you pray that we see each other as human beings with lives that matter because God himself created us in his image.

2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”