Praying for the people who persecute us. Is it really possible?

This post has been really difficult to publish.  Terrible things have happened and I don’t want to jump on some media bandwagon and take advantage of someone’s grief, but I would like to highlight some profound things which have taken place.


At about 9pm on June 17th 2015, Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45 and Myra Thompson, 59 were killed after Dylann Roof opened fire during a bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C..  Roof was taken into custody following an eighteen hour manhunt.

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The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil

Part 5.

Protect us from evil.

This line is translated a few ways

NIV: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

GNT: Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One

CEV: Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil

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