Join TGC on June 20 for “A Night of Lament for Racial Justice”

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Editors’ note: 

We have created a prayer guide (Download PDF | View Online) to help guide you in personal prayer and lament during the day, before the online gathering in the evening.

Like you, I have been grieved in recent weeks by the ongoing effects of racial injustice in our nation. As part of The Gospel Coalition family, I have been praying and planning with other leaders about how we can support you and your church during this trying time.

So, in keeping with TGC’s theological vision for ministry—especially our commitments to countercultural community and doing justice and mercy—we’re inviting you to pray with us and believers from around the world. There are many ways Christians can respond to injustice, but one response we should never neglect or minimize is prayer.

On Saturday, June 20, please make plans to join us online at 7 p.m. EDT for “A Night of Lament for Racial Justice.” Much like our Day to Fast and Pray at the outset of the COVID-19 lockdown, we’re inviting Christians and churches around the world to join together in guided prayer and song. 

God hears when we pray. Let’s call on him to act again, that justice might be done on earth as it is in heaven.

I hope you will join us on June 20—the weekend we celebrate Juneteenth and emancipation from slavery—and encourage others in your family, church, and community to do the same.


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We plan to simulcast this event Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. EDT on The Gospel Coalition’s website, Youtube Live, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and Periscope.

Prayer leaders include:

  • Shai Linne
  • Mark Vroegop
  • Trillia Newbell
  • Irwyn Ince
  • David Platt
  • Darryl Williamson
  • Vermon Pierre
  • Mary Willson
  • Juan Sánchez
  • Stephen Um
  • Dennae Pierre
  • K. Edward Copeland
  • Julius Kim

Musicians who will lead us in singing:

• Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church

• Antoine Bradford

• Austin Stone Worship


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