A Prayer Service for Solidarity in the Midst of Racial Injustice

On Monday, June 8, 2020, Brother Rice High School held a prayer service via Facebook Live for the entire community, inviting our hearts and minds to be open to the Spirit of the Living God as we let this moment in history inspire true compassion.

Please watch the replay of this truly meaningful service, below.  Take a few minutes to pause and reflect on the opening prayer delivered by Mr. Thane Hall: 

God of justice, In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception. Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change. Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history. And fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities. 

Give us the hearts of Jesus, and the courage and compassion of Blessed Edmund to seek to live lives dedicated to the eradication of racial injustice. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We are grateful for the valuable input shared by all our alumni.  A special thank you to Louis Brown ’99, Cheibuka Onwuzurike ’16, and Udodi Onwuzurike ’21 for being part of the prayer service, and to Mr. Hubert Sanders for his especially moving and powerful testimony.  

We are grateful to our dedicated staff, Mr. Hubert Sanders, Mr. Thane Hall, Mr. Adam Seneski, Brother Daniel Casey, and Mr. Reed DeMarco for making this an impactful, beautiful service and call for prayer.