The city of Minneapolis is going through a very challenging time. Some continue to grieve, some continue to hope, and many are fearful and anxious about what is to come as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer convicted in the killing of George Floyd, has concluded. We believe that there is One who is present and active even and especially in times of disorder and loss. We have all been involuntarily called to witness the injustices of the system of racial inequity and oppression. Now we are called to voluntarily be in prayer and action for the healing of our city.
Please join us daily at 8:00 AM Central Time for this approximately 30-minute interfaith prayer experience which begins with a timely daily reflection from a spiritual leader. The reflection is followed by a period of 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silent prayer – the length of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, resulting in his tragic death.
Our virtual prayer tent is scheduled to continue daily until Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
However, our beloved Healing Our City community will continue -- stay tuned for more details.
Please join us! Each morning, you can find us either:
This week's reflection leaders:
Saturday, May 8
Pastor Brian Herron, Senior Pastor, Zion Baptist Church, Minneapolis
Monday, May 10
Rev. Jen Bailey, Founder / Executive Director, Faith Matters Network, Nashville
Tuesday, May 11
Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
Wednesday, May 12
Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Program Director for Racial Justice, MN Council of Churches, Minneapolis
Thursday, May 13
Rabbi Sharon Stiefel, Mayim Rabim Reconstructionist Congregation, Minneapolis
Friday, May 14
Bishop Ann Svennungsen, Minneapolis Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Thank you for your support and devoting your time with us in beloved community!
This is a grassroots initiative of the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement that will evolve as more people participate. We wholeheartedly welcome the participation of our broader Twin Cities community as well as people from around our country and world.
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