Virtual candle lit for Kameron D. O’Berry, Michael L. Brown, Brian Jacobs – 2021

Kameron D. O’Berry, Michael L. Brown, Brian Jacobs – 2021

April 29, 2021

Throughout the month of March until April 18th we were blessed with no homicides to which we would have responded. Since then three persons have lost their lives to gun violence: April 18th Kameron D. O’Berry, 16 years old; Michael L. Brown, 63 (separate incidents); April 20th, Brian Jacobs, 51. Let us not become insensitive to these acts of violence. Let us remember the pain and sorrow of those who are left behind. Our prayer for this month’s victims was prepared for us by Barbara Mosley of Omega Baptist Church. PRAYER Heavenly Father, we ask today that you bind up the wounds of all who suffer from gun violence. Those who were aggressive in this act (perpetrator(s), those left alone to grieve, and those who struggle to get through one more day. We realize that every moment of our brief life is known by You! For our loved ones, for our neighbors, for strangers, and those known to you – Make us instruments of your peace. For our governments, for our world leaders, for safety personnel and all authority figures – Make us instruments of your peace. Lastly, your word says in Hebrew 12:14: Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy, without holiness no one will see the Lord. Amen DECREES FOR MY CITY I decree peace within the streets of my city (Deut. 20:10) I decree that every assignment of violence and murder in my city will be broken (Ps. 55:9) I decree that the river of God is flowing in my city (Ps. 46:4) I decree that the voice of the Lord is heard in my city (Ps. 29:3) I decree that the city belongs to Jesus, the great King (Ps. 29:3) I decree that the Lord defends my city (Isa 37:35) I decree that the businesses in my city flourish like the grass of the earth (Ps. 72:16) I decree that the Lord is watching over my city (Ps.127:1) I decree that the Lord shall not forsake my city (Isa. 62:12) I decree that the power of God is released in my city I decree that a multitude of people will be saved in my city (Acts 18:10) I decree that God is the builder and maker of my city (Heb 11:10)

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