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March 30, 2017

Reconciliation for the Inner City – Healing the Racial Divide

“What makes the good news of Jesus Christ good news is the reconciliation between God and man and the reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles. The inner city of America is in dire need of reconciliation. Reconciliation is the healing balm for any community that is far from the reality of reconciliation. Martin Luther King expressed in his I Have a Dream speech, the reality of reconciliation in the inner city. I quote, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.’ This is a dream that is deeply rooted in the healing of not only the inner city, but the Nation as a whole. The Church of Jesus Christ is the best model for demonstrating The Dream. The Reconciled Church Movement represents the prayer focuses today that reflect the message of reconciliation in a comprehensive way. Join us in praying for reconciliation in the inner city.” (Rickie Bradshaw)1

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (Taken from The Reconciled Church www.thereconciledchurch.org/seven-spheres):

  1. Pray that prayer will be perpetually offered to God requesting wisdom and divine aid for the multi-generational fulfillment of the Great Commandment (John 17:1-26; love and unity) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20).

  2. Pray for the community to deal with citizen and law enforcement rights and issues that threaten to denigrate, deteriorate, debilitate, or devastate the highest quality of life for urban residents.

  3. Pray for compassionate outreaches with Christian faith-based interdenominational and multi-ethnic Christian-based social services.

  4. Pray that the reconciled church of Jesus Christ will lead the nation in becoming a reconciled nation.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, keep Your Church praying for wisdom and Divine aid for the fulfillment of the Great Commandment and the Commission in America! We want the fullness of this Third Great Awakening to be manifest in our nation! May it explode in the inner cities, driving the devastation and deterioration out, and replacing those things with Life and that abundantly! Cause city transformation where compassionate outreaches spring up and overtake the darkness, turning spiritual and societal death to life! Reconcile the Church across races, generations and denominations, and may our unity command Your blessings until peace is in the land. In the mighty transforming name of Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church, not the government, is the answer to God’s dream for America!

1 Learn more about Rickie Bradshaw here.