A friend asked me to post in writing the prayer I prayed during the Blackjoy launch event and the name of the song and artist that played in the backgroud while I prayed.
The name of the song “You Know My Name” by Tasha Cobbs, featuring Jimi Cravity. Heres the link to the song if you want to have it playing while you read the prayer (I started to pray at the 3 min mark).
God we come to you this morning knowing you know everyone’s name in this room.
We come this morning thankful for your Grace.
For allowing us to wake up in the land of the living. We come this morning knowing you’re going to be with us and fill this room with Joy.
We ask you to peel back our layers of shame, regrets, trauma, heartache,fear, depression , envy, and doubt, so you can water that seed of joy you planted inside of us before the world knew us.
We consecrate this space in your holy spirt Lord and invite you to have your way.
God I also want to say thank you, this time last year I could not fine joy even though I was swimming in an ocean of it.
I was ready to give up when you surrounded me with brother Conan, brother Shawn and brother ED who stood in the gap and surrounded me with your love, grace, mercy and joy.
Thank you Lord for that covering. I pray that anyone in here today, feeling weary lost or abandoned like I did last year, feels your presence in this place.
May you be magnified, glorified and your people unified in this meeting. For these and many more blessings we pray.