ACT Now! Unite to End Racism - Our First Act – Pray!

From: Sharon Watkins
Director NCC Truth and Racial Justice Initiative

Our First Act – Pray!

We’ve already been praying, of course. Now let’s step it up with a scheduled time when our hearts and souls can meet in the mind of God.

From now till April 5 (at least!) let’s agree to pray for the ACT Now: Unite to End Racism challenge every Thursday morning at 7AM your local time. It will be a rolling wave of prayer as 7AM dawns from time zone to time zone across the country and around the world.

Let’s pray that our country will:

  • A – Awaken to the truth that racism hurts us all
  • C – Confront the ways in which we have been complicit, complacent, or coerced
  • T – Transform – as stories are shared and truth is revealed, as we name the ways we can change and be transformed: as individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities of faith, and society as a whole

Let’s pray that we will UNITE to end racism!

Let’s pray for all those who are planning the April 3,4,5 launch – that it will be inspiring, motivating, challenging, equipping and safe – and that it will become part of a mighty current of healing and wholeness, justice and peace in our land.

Let’s pray every Thursday. 7AM Local Time.

ACT Now: Unite to End Racism… Pray!


If you are interested in joining a SWC delegation to this event in Washington, DC, please contact our Conference Minister, Bill Lyons. Attendees will be responsible for their own expenses; SWC staff will assist in making group travel arrangements if at least 10 participants commit to attending.

Not all of us can attend, but we can all pray for this event in our personal prayers as well as in our corporate prayers during worship.

Thank you for praying for this justice initiative.