“Or at least to want to hate them.”
Google, Target, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible are selling a book titled A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal edited by Sarah Bessey which leads readers in a prayer instructing them to say “Dear God, Please help me to hate White people.”
Critical Race Theory—a strain of Cultural Marxism—has made its way not only into the Christian church, but into prayer books.
The suggested prayer continues on page 69:
“Or at least to want to hate them. At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively. I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist.”
Google’s description of A Rhythm of Prayer touts Bessey’s past being “filled with women from diverse backgrounds who prayed in diverse ways.”
“In A Rhythm of Prayer she captures the spirit of those prayer circles, bringing together a range of faith leaders, including Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber and many more, to offer daily inspiration for connecting with God,” the description goes on to say.
Amazon’s description adds, “Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.”
Sarah Bessey’s website claims she “is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities around the world. Also a popular and frequent podcast guest, Sarah has appeared on Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love, Everything Happens with Kate Bowler, LEAD Stories, The Bible for Normal People, RELEVANT, Sorta Awesome, The Road Back to You, and many others.”
Ironically, the site also reveals that Bessey is herself a white woman (above), “born and raised in the prairies and foothills of western Canada.”
Bessey’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, The High Calling, Conversations Journal, ChurchLeaders.com, CT Women: Christianity Today’s Blog for Women, Today’s Christian Woman, accoring to her website.
She comments on “religion, feminism, and faith deconstruction.”
A picture of the anti-White prayer from A Rhythm of Prayer made its way across social media:
The prayer was originally written by Chanequa Walker-Barnes (below), whose website indicates she is a psychologist, professor, and preacher.
Walker-Barnes once spoke at Biola University in La Mirada, California in which she condemned peaceful “racial reconciliation.”
“The truth is that I’m sick and tired of Christian racial reconciliation—with all of this emphasis on embrace and celebration and gentleness and niceness.”
“True reconciliation usually does not begin or end with an embrace. True reconciliation begins with confrontation. It begins with a curse,” Walker-Barnes added.
You can watch her full speech at Biola’s ‘AfterDark Chapel’ here: