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Prayer to God can help with troubles

My friends, greetings in the all powerful name of Jehovah (Psalm 33.8: KJV) the one who is self-existent, self-sustaining, self-providing and ever shall be.

Just a reminder to all who may read this article; awake and get another take on our plight as human beings on planet Earth and especially as a people of color.

As a child I can remember my parents and other family and neighbors saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and those in the middle stand still.

Looking at the news of the day, in particular the USA, it is time for a call to arms (prayer) just now.

There is much disrespect, antagonism and low-down hatred against President Obama. Yes, I believe it is a revelation of deep-seated hatred by some folks in this country of African Americans and other people of color, irrespective of the laws that have given black folks their freedoms and equality.

The preamble to the Declaration of Independence of the USA declares; we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

But I am convinced while the founding fathers may not have had the black man in view or mind, God Almighty did; glory be to His name.

I will declare as my hero and champion of civil rights Dr. M.L. King Jr., who said in one of his great speeches; I refuse to let lone for my fellow man be overcome by hatred for him.

I am especially appealing to Christians and right thinking people everywhere to join with me, the Antioch Missionary Baptist Association of Adams County and other bastions of Christianity to join in prayer — just now!

I was awestruck watching The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell the other night, how some people spewed out racist venom against President Obama. Let us not fall asleep while standing on guard for protection of our freedom; that would be a terrible tragedy.

II Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) declares, “If my people which are called by my name, would humble themselves, seek my face and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal the land.”

There is divine help available; He’s only a prayer away. Let us rally around the thrown of God once more in prayer with thanksgiving and watch Him work.

Remember II Chronicles 20:15B (KJV) the battle is not yours but the Lord’s.

“Now let us tell him all about our trouble.”


The Rev. Clifton Marvel Sr.