Religion News Service: A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’

a blurred white background with a picture overlay of a cup of coffee and a page of a book that starts with Dear God please help me hate

“Dear God, please help me to hate White people…” So begins the prayer of Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, a Black Christian woman and Professor of Theology who has been working towards racial reconciliation for decades. Her prayer, ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman,’ recorded in Sarah Bessey’s A Rhythm of Prayer, goes on, listing all the reasons why it would make sense to hate White people.

To learn why this prayer got my attention, humbled me, and ultimately encouraged me, keep reading my article over at Religion News Service: A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’

A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’


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