Black Lives Matter

Vigilance Follows the Vigil!

Black Lives MatterA Litany by Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr. of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
From the National Council of Churches

ONE: “Prayers can’t be answered unless they are prayed,” so the poet reminds us and so we have honored the dead in vigils of remembrance, emotional prayers, heartfelt tributes, scripture-based homilies, fervent eulogies, thoughtful soliloquies and appropriate words spoken by public officials, but something must follow the prayer meeting – ACTION.

ALL: VIGILIANCE FOLLOWS THE VIGIL!!!

ONE: “Tragedies are commonplace”, so writes the composer – and the choirs sing and following the tragedies vigils were called in Newtown, Aurora, New York, Sanford, Jacksonville, North Charleston, Charleston, St. Louis, Ferguson, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Houston, and Roanoke and in sympathizing cities, villages and hamlets around the world for the senseless deaths of mostly young victims – unarmed. That is why something must follow the prayer meeting – ACTION

ALL: VIGILIANCE FOLLOWS THE VIGIL!!!

Find more at the National Council of Churches website.

 

 

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