Lord I would like to pray for us all but it is a challenge, for my blackness has been through 400 hundred years of mental and physical pain inflicted by the wicked of this world, pain that is not easily forgiven. Lord I find it difficult to pray for those who have found me guilty because of the color of my skin, for the anger that rages from within is inherited, it is generational, and it is vengeful. Lord I feel that my anger is needed for me to survive in this unholy world although Your Scriptures tell me otherwise: “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” (Psalm 37:8) “But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” (Mathew 5:39) Lord at this time in my young spiritual life I find it difficult to refrain from anger, forsake wrath, and turn to them the other cheek, despite knowing the unholy outcome that will come to pass if I do not adhere to You words of truth. Lord I pray that You take this anger from me before my departure from this earth. Lord I also pray that You hear my silent cries for guidance and direction, for I know that many miles lie ahead of me on my journey towards forgiveness.
“But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”