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Nicole Sharon Brown
Lord, I pray that you aid this part of town.
There are many who walk around with frowns,
And are quite gifted. I'm asking that you
In their desiny get lifted. Some don’t realize they
Are and the many that do realize leave here
And go very far away for work in a new place
To stay. My sincere prayer is that the future blooms,
Where it is planted and with your help this place
Becomes enchanted. A place that the only title
That we are concerned with is being a child of God,
And that we develop a kingdom mindset, and that
This place is ran in that manner, that we put on
Not just for our city but for God’s kingdom,
That other parts of the world will benefit,
From our prayers, our giving, our church planting,
Cultural and educational venues, food menus,
Hospitality, family values and an infinite list of positivity
That you God will continue, that this place is,
Known all over the world for setting trends,
Not for the glory of self, not just for seeking
Wealth, but the kingdom of God gains stealth.
I pray that the leaders are restored.
I pray that the spirit of racism,
No longer drives this place to destruction.
I pray that people who left here in drear,
In attempts to break the curse of poverty,
To return to live here the way God wants them to,
On the best side of town, the southside,
Of Roe City, where people are talented,
And have often faced challenges.
I pray that preachers and teachers teach,
Uncompromised and differentiate instruction.
I pray that principals and teachers,
Really care about the pupils
Instead of their pockets
And that the goals are to propel
Them like rockets.
I pray that the kingdom mindset
Is something that this city gets,
Applies, synthesizes, and that Satan’s
Plans for Monroe will not win anymore,
And that there is togetherness,
And prosperity from door to door.