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What the Heck is Going on in Our World Right Now? Praying for a Change!

Updated on August 20, 2020
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Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink, or use drugs when stressed; I write.

If you would take a moment to watch the news or view the latest headlines on the webs concerning what is going on, it will reveal that the United States is in crisis. You would read of Coronavirus outbreak and many death, racial prejudice and police brutality. The world is changing, and you can see it going in the wrong direction. The United States is meant to be the land of the free, equality, and right for all. Yet we witnessed racial prejudice.

Racism needs to abolish without it turning into an all-out war. It is like fighting a battle where men and women should settle their differences without moving forward like a tidal wave. I know bias will be where ever you go, and it can affect our decisions in all areas of life. We are all subject to it, and I understand it must happen. Yet, I question. What the heck is happening in our world right now? Praying for a change.

It appears we are living in a world where it is always something corrupt happening, and the leaders in Washington not looking to set things right. Things are getting so bad that many are left feeling devastated. Hate living in America. There is much misery in our world that I ask, why hasn’t something been done about the rise of racism that has been festering for centuries.

COVID-19 pandemic is a serious issue, and people are living in fear of knowing the world will never be the same. And with all going on, it seems as if the police officers are attacking the African American race making them fear for their lives and believe they would kill them just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They are controlling things to contribute to the uproars, creating the problem, provoke the reaction, and then pretending to push for a solution. And as I witness the violent acts of this approach, it has me thinking, “What the heck is going On.” Praying for a change.

I question, why pledging $1 million to the Center for Policing Equity and give $500,000 to support racial justice organizations if leaders don't speak up or seek ways to practice anti-racism? Racism is worse today than it ever been leaders at every level must use their authority to overcome this challenge and ultimately eliminate it from our world.

Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. Prayer changes life. Sometimes an event has been manifested that needs to be stopped, midair. Don't pray just when you're in trouble. Pray every day. Surround yourself with prayer. You never know when you might need an extra miracle.

Melody Beattie

COVID-19 is different, and cases of the disease are continuing to surge in many countries. The experts will continue to explore and search for a cure. The spread has affected people all over the world, and specialists believe the enormous number of death results from people refusing to avoid crowds, wear a face mask, or practice social distance. The Covid-19 pandemic is serious, and before they find a cure. The result is likely to be many more preventable deaths.

One might question. Why African American society is considered a violent race. And one would even say. What happened in their past could be at the root of these concerns. The brutal beating they receive during slavery. The negative racial stereotypes and police brutality play an important role in forming the views of African Americans. The recent acts of violence taken against black communities have led them to distrust police officers and question racism. It made them demand authority to end racial injustice and give the respect they want and deserve.

The African American community is calling for justice concerning many widely publicized death. To name a few that resulted in protest and riots, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis. One death, in particular, that result in a lot of violence, loss of life, and it was known as the most serious second-degree murder charge in history, George Floyd. He's a 46-year-old African American man that was killed on May 25 after a convenience store employee called 911 on him for purchasing cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.

An African American female named Breonna Taylor was unarmed, but wrongful shot five times. She was briefly alive, and no one tried to treat her, so she died. A group by the name of not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) demands the police officer do better.

The Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) is a paramilitary organization lead by John Jay Fitzgerald Johnson, AKA "Grand Master Jay. He forms the group to demand justice for unarmed African Americans who are brutally killed by arm officers, and the official does nothing to set the record straight.

Prayer changes things. It moves in the atmosphere. The bible says whatsoever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth, you loose in heaven. And I loose it. I speak into existence everything I want. And I bind it. And I cast out everything that is not right. So absolutely. My faith is all that I had, all I have and all I will have to hold on to.

Patrice Lovely

According to research, amid 2014 and 2019, police in the United States killed 6557 people, and the biggest percentage of those executed were African Americans. A group by the name of not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) led by “Grandmaster Jay” called on officials to do their job. He made a statement saying. “If you don’t tell us nothing, we going to think you ain’t doing nothing.

The leader of the NFAC group, “Grandmaster Jay” tired of sitting at home watching police officers kill African Americans and abused their power while the officials do nothing. He decided to demonstrate a march in black paramilitary gear carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns with a large group of black successes. They walk in order demanding justice for African Americans, who were wrongfully killed and received no justice. With rallying cry in nationwide protests police brutality and a leader feeling the need to demand justice, I am left wondering, “What the heck is going on.” Praying for a change.

With all the bad things happening all the time, I ask, What is going on, it is as if we are living in a heartless place where many terrible things are happening without warning. So much is transpiring that it seems as if the nation has gone mad. It is as if a powerful decision-maker master in making sundry lose their identity where there is no change for America’s communities of color. But it is more than loose change at stake, lives are being taken and not enough concern about it. Well, “What the heck is going on.” “Praying for a change.”

Michael Jackson echoes in a song, Heal The World. He addresses we should heal the world, and I agree. Mr. Jackson suggests, there are ways to get there if we care enough for the living. These days, we're all about being selfish, caring for ourselves. When we learn to take the focus off of ourselves and place it on others, we can make the world a better place for the entire human race. We will no longer have to wonder, “What the heck is going on in our world right now.” Nor pray for a change.

Do you agree with the quote, Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. Prayer changes life. Don't pray just when you're in trouble. Pray every day. Surround yourself with prayer by Melody Beattie?

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Pam Morris

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    • savvydating profile image

      Yves 

      10 months ago

      Police did not kill over 6000 people in that time frame according to the data I have found, or even close to that number.

      As for militant protesters who kill and loot, they are not helping the situation. In fact, they are burning and destroying the neighborhoods of black Americans. Those minority store owners put their life's blood into their businesses and now their lives have gone up in flames. This is not "a success."

      The link below provides a thorough breakdown of police force. The read is quite lengthy and detailed.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC60802...

      I agree that we must pray to God for help, humility and understanding of what America needs and well as the desire to see the whole truth and the complexity of our current situation---from God's eyes as well as that of humanity.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile image

      Cheryl E Preston 

      11 months ago from Roanoke

      The Bible is fulfilling. it's going to get worse. Thank you for addressing this issue.

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