Blog Template Theology of the Body: Pray for those in chains: Native Americans

Friday, March 02, 2007

Pray for those in chains: Native Americans

Remember them that are in chains, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in that body.
Hebrews 13:3

American Christians, of all people, need to 'fess up that these innocent and dignified people were oppressed, starved, and in various ways left to die in instances of a most gross injustice. Their struggles with addiction, poverty, and an illiterate culture thus continue today; and it is our fault. We should pray for them with repentance and contrition for ourselves, and where we can, attempt practically to stand with them in hope for a more charitable and promising future in our country.

Hat-tip: various sermons on point by Derek Prince.