praying god's word

Do not be ashamed of your past. You have a story to tell, and a God-ordained obligation to tell it. Your testimony is your proof that God is in the matter of rescuing lives, at all times.
Yet I still dare to hope
  when I remember this:
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
  His mercies never cease.
—  ​Lamentations 3:21-22 (NLT)
I Don’t Pray Anymore

I don’t pray anymore.
I don’t clasp my hands together, lookin’ for answers in the sky.
I don’t beg to a deity for help,
2000 years of prayers and god ain’t done shit.
2000 years of prayers and this world is still shit.
I would sooner make a deal with the devil
Than to get on my knees and ask the clouds to send rain
Ask the sun to shine brighter
Ask the birds to fly higher
I know that people have a right to believe,
But when has god done anything for you

When did god do anything for
Mike Brown
“I don’t have a gun. Stop shooting”

Trayvon Martin
“What are you following me for?”

Eric Garner
“I can’t breath.”

Amadou Diallo
“Mom, I’m going to college.”

Sean Bell
“I love you too.”

Oscar Grant
“You shot me. You shot me.”

John Crawford III
“It’s not real.”

These were all prayers to god
God never answered

I don’t pray to your god anymore
It won’t change a damn thing.

Buried anger I've fought

The thing about posting where others see not

They know not things I have thought

Like wounds hidden that I’ve now got

The only thing to do after I cry a lot

Is abstain from all media so I’m not

Wounded from painful sightings seen on the spot

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، عن الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: “يَنْزِلُ ربُّنا تباركَ وتعالى كلَّ ليلةٍ إلى السماءِ الدنيا ، حينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ الليلِ الآخرِ ، يقولُ : من يَدعوني فأَستجيبَ لهُ ، من يَسْأَلُنِي فأُعْطِيهُ ، من يَستغفرني فأَغْفِرَ لهُ .” صحيح البخاري

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: "Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?" Sahih al-Bukhari 1145 In-book reference : Book 19, Hadith 26

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