Friday, June 19, 2015

Let Us Pray For South Carolina And The Church Victims of Evil

With the horrific act of evil that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina, where a prayer meeting was being held by loving people of faith at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, I hope we as a nation can come together in prayer to a loving God, for the families and friends of the nine victims of this sick, psycho path racist.  We as a nation weep as these nine lives of good worshiping Christians were ended far too early. 

May God heal the pain of the families of these innocent victims from Charleston, SC

The victims:  The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41, Cynthia Hurd, 54, The Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, Tywanza Sanders, 26, Ethel Lance, 70, Susie Jackson, 87, Depayne Middleton Doctor, 49, The Rev. Daniel Simmons, 74, Myra Thompson, 59

Now is not the time for politics.  I hope all will ignore those politicians and pundits of division trying to bring politics in this sad attack, even as the mourning is just beginning.  I will pray that those trying to divide this nation for political gain will fail and we as a country can come together again as one. 

We know it is possible because we did come together as one just after 9-11.  That unity did not last, but it did happen, so I believe it can happen again.

Alveda King
Now is the time to heal as a people and as a nation.  I saw the great Christian minister, Alveda King, say that "now is the time for heart control".  I agree.

On Wikipedia, I was looking for a singer who came from South Carolina so I could put a video of that singer as a tribute to all the good people of South Carolina, who need our prayers today.  I was surprised at how many there were.  Just a few of the prominent musicians and singers born and/or raised in the state include James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Chubby Checker, Eartha Kitt, and Peabo Bryson.  Just some of the bands that come out of South Carolina are Pink Floyd, Hootie and the Blowfish, and The Marshall Tucker Band.  

For all of the people of South Carolina, please enjoy this music from a couple of your state's great artists.  

South Carolina's Peabo Bryson: Can You Stop The Rain:

Hootie and The Blowfish: In a reunion in Charleston, SC: Amazing Grace/Hold My Hand:

Praying for unity and healing in our nation.


Bedfordguy said...

Spoken like a true American

Big Mike said...

Thanks, Bedford Guy!

bradley said...

Beautiful thoughts, well said, God bless these beautiful innocent souls. And dear god, please strike down this vicious, racist animal who did this.

Big Mike said...

Thanks Brother!

Sheralyn said...

I join you in asking all to pray for those who are mourning the deaths of those killed. It's never easy to lose someone that you love under any circumstances. I see the pain and shock on the faces of those who have shown up at the church and it's heartbreaking. As Christians, we are taught that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and I hope that all will take comfort in knowing and believing this. We're also taught that we're not to grieve as those who are lost. I pray that God will comfort each and everyone who are grieving according to their needs and I know that he will because he is truly awesome. Pray also for the family of the shooter, as Christians we're also obligated to do this.


Big Mike said...

Thanks, Mrs. B! :-)