Rolling Back America

Photo by Dr. Lloyd Masumoto

How can we measure the kind of hatred that propels someone to ram a car into a peaceful crowd, murder and maim innocent bystanders?

What inspires a group to adopt hatred as a central platform? 

Why have we tolerated their hateful venom that disrupts so many lives? Some people want to roll back America to a horrible, oppressive and painful time. It seems to be a motive that resonates beyond their group and breaks the heart strings of our democracy. Others want to “Take our country back!” While still others sing, “This land is your land, this land is my land…This land was made for you and me!” We sing, “My country tis of thee…” It is a sweet and sour land that promises liberty and opportunities. But many folks unite and declare hatred will no longer hold us down. 

Rolling back America is truly about rolling America forward. It’s about rolling up our sleeves and working together to dismantle and stop the hemorrhage of lawful hatred. Lawful hatred is often unrecognized and barely vindicated. 

As America struggles to recover from another Stroke (an assault on our heart and brain power), we will never fully recover without a prayerful intervention. Waiting for our leaders to denounce the culprits is not the answer. I find too often the response is tepid and heartless. The answer lies deep within each one’s heart and soul. Let us unite and seek wisdom and strength from Almighty God. Let us pray for Agape love, a selfless love that inspires us to love God, love ourselves and share our love. We can begin by discovering our neighbors and loving one another perhaps one neighbor at a time. Let us park and pray at 1:11 pm then, fasten our seat belts and allow the Divine to navigate the path forward.

Let Us Pray

Almighty God, storm clouds are hovering over America and many are depending on self serving and ill prepared leaders to guide us. Some of us who try to navigate the rough terrains on our own become frustrated. After exhausting all options known we turn to you. We pray until we find relief and give up praying. God, although some of us stop praying and give up on you, you never give up on us. You love us unconditionally. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Almighty God, we need you to fight battles that are centuries old. Many of our gains are threatened. God we desperately need you. Hatred and fear are lethal weapons that are eroding our society. Lord have mercy. Show us the way. O God, break the chains of hatred and deliver us from evil. Inspire us and equip us with the tools to work with you to dismantle and eradicate racism, fascism, xenophobia and all threats to our society. Our name is powerless. We pray in Christ’s name.

2 thoughts on “Rolling Back America

  1. The same spirit of hatred that was directed at our Lord is still alive in the mob mentality of many. We must continue to pray diligently and share the good news about His gift of salvation, that his grace will bless many, but as it is written “Matthew: 7:13, 14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. My sister we never surrender trying to bring many to Christ. I love your pure messages, they will be a blessing to many! One time when I started writing poems for our Lord, i notice that it seemed not many would visit. I prayed to the Lord early one morning about three, and his spirit said there are many who receive the seeds we share, one plants, one water’s and God will harvest! I am just a servant willing to serve my Lord and master! I wanted nothing in return, for He gave all I need when He blessed me with His eternal love!

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