Daily Prayer Guide: Day 25

Praying for Ethnic Neighborhoods

Your city probably has many ethnic peoples in its neighborhoods. Although in Christian churches we teach our children that “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” The song identifies them by their color – “red and yellow, black and white” – their outward appearance. In contrast, the Bible identifies people by ethnicity, their God-created ethnic design. And God gives them as His inheritance to one another (Psalm 2:8). As you PRAY for the ethnic people of your city, be conscious that God wants them to interact with their God-given uniqueness in language, dress, arts, music, food, culture to enrich one another in the greatness of God’s creative wonder. But as you pray, you must also be realistic about ancient and traditional hostilities between ethnic groups, which they brought to America, and they still continue to harbor in many ways with fears and prejudices. The diversity of ethnic uniqueness, in God’s plan, is to be united under the kingship of Jesus Christ, who, as our Servant-Savior, “made peace by the blood of His Cross” to dismantle the walls of sinful separation between groups. (Ephesians 2:18-15). As you PRAY then for the Ethnic Neighborhoods of your city, PRAY for:

The Church of Your City in its various congregations

God’s people to be “salt and light” in the businesses and organizations where they work and have social contacts, to create and cultivate ethnic appreciation and unity

 

God’s BLESSING on all the ethnic groups in your city

 

Cover Design by Vernon Franklin, Scripture quotations are from various translations
Published by Ernie Frederick Copyright @ 2013