Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams attended a Black Lives Matter protest recently and stood up to say a prayer on the mic. Now people have been doing a lot of protest photo ops for social media but Porsha’s a little different. It takes courage to say a prayer and if Porsha is anything, she’s genuine. The protest was in response to a series of events from George Floyd’s death at the hands or knee, rather of police in Minneapolis to Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and a few others.
Just earlier today it was revealed an officer in Virginia was being charged for excessive during an arrest. In fact, it appears the police brutality people were protesting about has increased since the protests because officers have doubled down on the very thing people have been complaining about and happily all on camera. It makes one wonder what happens when no one is looking.
During the 7 minute video of Porsha praying, she said, “I ain’t gon’ lie to you, I’m tired. My spirit is tired. My mind is tired. My body is tired… but we not gon’ stop. This ain’t ending no time soon.
… Every walk of life. Thank you for standing up for Black Lives Matter. Thank you for being there for African American women.Thank you. But I would be remiss to be amongst a crowd and have this opportunity and not pray for us.
Father God, we come to you at this moment Jesus. We come to you in this moment torn, battered, beaten and oppressed. But we are powerful in spite of, Lord. And we know it’s simply because this is a powerful movement Jesus. Just as it was purposeful for our ancestors before us Lord. We know that this moment was meant to be.
This moment is meant for everybody with that talent and that gift that was given by god is now to activate in the name of Jesus Lord. Whatever that may be. Whether you’re a social person on social media. Whether you’re a great speaker, whether you’re a people person, whether you’re in church … whatever your gift is. Whether it be music Lord Jesus help us, give us the strength to uplift the gift we need to use in this very moment.
This system was put together to break us down. The system was put there to segregate us but as you can look around right now, it has not segregated us not one bit. We are all here together, Lord Jesus. With one mind, one focus and one goal. And that’s justice, and to uplift the voices and to let them know that Black Lives Matter.
Thank you Jesus for bringing us together right now. Please put in everybody’s spirit to continue the movement. Not while we are here right now, but later when it gets quiet Jesus. Lord Jesus, we are here to let you know we want to be checked on. We wanna hold your hand as we move forward in this movement in this mission. And we know that you put us here to conquer the world. We are taking back this world. All around the world, we are reclaiming our time. Thank you for that Jesus.”
And she closed with saying we need “all hands on deck” to affect change.
And if you’d like to hear more about her thoughts on what is going on in the world now within the black community, she’ll be in, she’ll be in on E!’s Instagram Live show Amplify Our Voices: An Open Dialogue on Being Black in America at 7 pm Eastern which as of the time of this article is in the next 10 minutes.
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