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A Prayer for Freddie Gray
A Prayer for Freddie Gray
 

Prayer

Because the world cracks open and here we are: For the 900 lives lost to the migration injustice - mothers, fathers, parents, children, trying to reach Europe by boat. For the over 4,000 lives lost to earthquakes in Nepal and South Asia. For the family and community of Rekia Boyd, an unarmed black woman shot in the back of her head by police 2012. For the officer who killed her and was cleared of wrongdoing. For Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man who died in police custody last Sunday. For his family, friends and community. For Baltimore and the protesters who call for justice. Help us to know that no matter our losses, we are not lost. Because BlackLivesMatter. Because we see so many broken hearts and broken bodies. May justice be done. And may a little extra love find you - this week and always.

Learn more about the references in this prayer:  "900 lives lost to the migration injustice" "4,000 lives lost to earthquakes in Nepal" Rekia Boyd and "the officer who killed her and was cleared of wrongdoing" Freddie Gray "Baltimore and the protesters who call for justice" BlackLivesMatter          

About the Author

  • Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen roots for the Wisconsin Badgers, lives in Boston, and is a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister. She is the Ministry Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color and also serving as Spiritual Sustenance Advisor to Standing on the Side of Love. She is a...

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