Keep My Son Safe from Racist Police (A Prayer for Protection)

Lord, please keep my son safe from racist police!

May he always pursue more justice and peace.

As a Black male, the chance is always there,

A cop could kill him when he’s unaware.

It’s a normal part of our Black reality,

To raise a son to walk real carefully.

Not all cops are bad, that’s clearly true.

But he can’t ever know who he’ll run into.

I want him to obey the laws of the land,

To respect authority as best he can.

He has no mug shots from the county jail.

No crimes on his record; or any drugs to sell.

But even when he does just what he’s told,

No guarantees he won’t be filled with holes.

Many are threatened by his darker skin.

They donâ™t care at all what I’ve placed within.

Lord, please keep my son safe from racist police!

May he always pursue more justice and peace.

He is my one and only Black male child,

So, he fits America’s racial profile.

If he should be stopped Showbox APK for a broken taillight.

Let the officer treat him like a precious life.

My worst nightmare is a late-night call,

From a chaplain or an officer of the law.

Police are sworn to serve and protect;

To not assume we’re all thugs or suspects.

Excessive force is often used on us,

And you wonder why we’re slow to trust?

White males make it to a dorm or cell.

Black males die while loved ones wail.

Jesus, be a fence around my only son,

May he never meet a cop who’s pulled a gun.

Lord, please keep my son safe from racist police!

May he always pursue more justice and peace.