A group of prayer warriors is calling the Body of Christ to gather on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage between E Street and I Street on June 19th, 2020, at 6 pm for a time of prayer.
“In light of recent events, we believe it is imperative for the Body of Christ together in unity to pray, repent, lament and ask God to do a miracle in our state and nation in terms of racism,” the group wrote on Facebook.
“All people are image-bearers of God. Therefore racism is inherently evil and demonic in nature. All forms of injustice cause the heart of God to burn with anger FOR his kids. We the church cannot tolerate what God does not tolerate. Racism is sin, and we want God to expose any wicked way in US, His Church, so we can join Him in healing the brokenness in the world around us.
“It’s time to grieve with those who grieve. It’s time to be crushed in spirit. It’s time to lament and mourn and cry out and repent.”
The group suggests participants will pray silently for justice reconciliation, restoration and revival. Those who feel compelled to lament and mourn may do so.
“Pray for God to tear down spiritual strongholds that have held this land captive,” organizers wrote, asking people to educate themselves on the history of racism in Alaska.
“We are gathering together to pray against injustice in Alaska. We are asking God to search our hearts according to His standard and expose any sin that has empowered racism in our hearts. We are gathering to repent and lament for the brokenness we see around us in the area of racism. And we are gathering to pray in faith for great change to take place in Alaska.”
The group has a permit to use the Delaney Park Strip. Participants are asked to follow the municipality’s mandate that participants wear masks.
“This is a peaceful prayer gathering. We do have a team of volunteers who are serving as security to help deescalate any situations that might arise,” the group said.
Worship + Justice Movement has partnered with Civil Righteousness, a national prayer movement that has been carrying a burden of intercession over racism.
Since 2011 they have traveled to places of pain across the United States to cry out for justice and intercede for change in our nation. To learn more, visit civilrighteousness.org.