Prayer + Fasting = ACTION
God will add his super to our natural power when we recognize apart from him we can do nothing. The work of Social Justice requires perseverance and stamina. Without a disciplined foundation of personal spiritual formation, (weekly, monthly and quarterly) for times of personal and corporate prayer our efforts are futile. Rich Villodas in his book, Deeply formed, quotes Coretta Scott King, wife of Rev. Dr MLK, Jr “Prayer was a wellspring of strength and inspiration during the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the movement, we prayed for greater human understanding. We prayed for the safety of our compatriots in the freedom struggle. We prayed for victory in our nonviolent protests, for brotherhood and sisterhood among people of all races, for reconciliation and the fulfillment of the Beloved Community.”
If we want to lift burdens, break bondage and justice to flow like a river, intentional disciplined prayer ministry is the work.
Althea Taylor ordained elder in the church of the Nazarene and a member of CCDA for more than 15years. A practitioner serving in the NYC Metro area for more than 22 years. Currently serving as the Director for Compassion, Justice & Immigration for the Metro NY district of the Church of the Nazarene. Steering Team member of grassroots racial justice movement after George Floyd murder; NOW Movement
Irene Lewis- Wimbley an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and church planter serving in Central Illinois. Executive Director of Southside Community Compassionate Ministry Center and also the Pastor of Southside Community Church. Steering Team member of grassroots racial justice movement after George Floyd murder; NOW Movement