Dear Lord Jesus, I come to you in the name of the Father in hope that whomever reads your word will know that it is you who sent me to deliver this prayer. Lord, I pray that all racial hatred and discrimination be completely uprooted and destroyed. I pray that the barriers of ignorance and cruelty be destroyed and that you will receive all of the praise.
-- Buster O’Neal Jr.
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