Heavenly Father, we are saddened to learn about the targeted
attack on a teenage girl in Des Moines, Iowa, that was predicated by race. We
are so thankful that this young woman was not killed when she was intentionally
struck by a vehicle. We do ask that you heal her completely from all physical
injuries she has sustained. More than that, Lord, we ask that you bring healing
to this young girl and her family as they process through the emotional
distress caused by this terrible incident. It is difficult for us to imagine
how the assailant, Nicole Poole Franklin, made the decision to behave in such a
hateful way. But we know, Father, that your mercy extends to all those who call
upon the name of your son, Jesus, and that her life story does not have to
remain without hope. We pray, Lord, that you will transform her and purge the
evil from her heart. Turn her away from a life of illegal activity toward a
life of fruitfulness for your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer contributed by guest prayer blogger Brandi South:
Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.