Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Call for Prayer and Action
The Louisville Area Chapter of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC)and our local Beloved Community initiative join with Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to encourage all 50 congregations of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to join hands and hearts in a two-part call to action.
Join August 25 – October 3, 2020 at noon daily---40 Days of Prayer
Mid Kentucky Presbytery’s congregations, leaders, and individual members are asked to pause daily at noon for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during the 40 Days of Prayer which begin on August 25 and end on October 3, 2020. The 8 minutes and 46 seconds is the length of time George Floyd endured and finally died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Forty days is a biblically significant number that regularly precedes God’s saving activity. You are encouraged to grow your prayer life through daily noontime talks with God. You are asked to lift up individual and corporate concerns along with prayers seeking courage to dismantle structural racism and wisdom for life in a Covid-19 world. Imagine the uplift of over 6,000 Mid-Kentucky Presbyterian voices raised simultaneously to God in prayer.
Join October 4, 2020 at noon---A Witness for Justice
Congregations and members are invited to become a visible presence in your neighborhood. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Mid-Kentucky Presbyterians will be encouraged to gather in front of your particular church buildings, gather in church parking lots, congregate on church lawns, perhaps with signs or banners as Mid-Kentucky Presbytery witnesses – through prayer and presence—our collective commitment to dismantle structural racism. In advance of the Witness for Justice, a downloadable Mid-Kentucky Presbytery resource will be shared with all pastors and clerks of session. By witnessing—separately, yet together—we act as one church, one presbytery, one people speaking out for the day when God’s justice will roll down like waters, and God’s righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.