ABOUT THE VIRTUAL PRAYER TENT
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On March 9, 2021, in response to the impending trial of Derek Chauvin, we launched the Healing Our City Virtual Prayer Tent, an online version of the community prayer tent we hosted last summer in North Minneapolis.
Our prayer tent is expansive and inclusive, including people of all faiths, denominations, races, and orientations. Because it is a virtual prayer tent, we include people from all over this nation and world. People who, like us, hunger for God’s healing in our city and everywhere. From this tent we will go out into our neighborhoods and into the daily lives of people who long for welcome, safety, and belonging. Let us walk boldly into the unpredictability of this human trial, walking in faith, holding hands, praying in solidarity and unity of spirit.
We want to use the energy of this moment to go deep. We want to use this moment of openness and to take all this attention and energy to face what is truly offensive to God. In this way we pray we might do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before God.
We have indeed been involuntarily called to witness the injustices of the system of racial inequity and oppression. Now we are called to voluntarily pray for God’s healing for our city.
We are called to provide honest reflection on failures of an unjust order.
We are called to provide divine perspective for the current disorder.
We are called to contribute to reimagining a new more just order and join in God’s true healing of our city, our nation, our world.
Please join us! Each morning, you can find us either:
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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Thank you for your support and devoting your time with us in beloved community!