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A Prayer for the Indigenous People of America

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“Do not move the ancient boundary, Or go into the fields of the fatherless; For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.” Proverbs 23:10-11


Dear Lord, We moved their ancient boundary and took their lands from them. We displaced them from their lands and took what was not ours. We did not seek to know them or learn and respect their ways. We did not obey the second commandment of Jesus which is to “love our neighbors as ourselves” and this exists into our culture today.

As we remember them and their people on this day, we ask for their forgiveness and Yours, our Lord God, as we turn our hearts to understanding and respecting Your word.   Amen.


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To use the term “we” and insinuate guilt is to say that God is not fair. Please read Ezekiel 18 and reflect as to why this writing appears unbiblical. BTW, It’s Columbus Day...

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An additional reflection: I was walking/jogging this early am on FT Myers above Arlington National Cemetery - right past where one of my dearest friends is buried. My mind and heart were reflecting on our shared journey, as I went up the hill towards Fort Whipple; the high spot above Arlington. My heart was captivated by the beauty and majesty of our national Capitol and mall - represent the greatest nation on earth representing freedom and our constitutional values that have been preserved and protected for all Americans. Then I turned the corner and a huge American flag was blowing in the breeze highlighted in a spotlight as reveille played and our national anthem - for all Americans irregardless…

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Do note that TJC is adding a fourth authors group for 2023 and that group anticipates a battlefield operation in Idaho to address the battles that took place there and meet with local tribes and be love does as neighbors

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Who is the we here? Was it a a certain group of settlers, the government, Christian’s ? It implies today - so who ? Certainly not minimizing any aspect but why ask for forgiveness and there be no action or is this just words to be politically correct ?

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