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Service of Lament and Prayers for Justice and Peace
Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN
Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
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Our collective hearts are grieved by the killing of George Floyd this past week. This past week has seen so many deaths. The death of a man whose breath was strangled from his lungs as he cried out, “I can’t breathe!” The death of over one-hundred thousand whose loss of breath became death due to Covid-19. The strangled death of a city, caught in the fires of destruction.
George Floyd’s plea of “I can’t breathe!” has become the cry of all those who live with injustice, racism, and a life of inequity. We, as a people of God, are called to respond. Called to give voice to our neighbors. Called to be a community that is not only united by grace, but united in voice against injustice, hatred and racism. We are called to be a people who name the evils of white supremacy; a people who not only speak out against violence and hatred but link arms with our neighbors to provide safety and equity; a people who name and call out the systematic racism that is prevalent in our communities, and work to change it for good.