Former NFL star Ben Watson led a “Boston Pray” event attended by greater than 1,000 individuals searching for unity and justice following the police-involved dying of George Floyd and the unrest that ensued throughout the nation.
“What is always needed is a spiritual change. That’s at the heart of everything. Racism is sin. The idea is to get believers and non-believers to come together and pray and seek God’s face in terms of our next steps,” the previous New England Patriots tight finish instructed CBS 4 on Sunday.
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Watson sponsored the one-hour event at Boston Frequent with worship, prayer and scripture, telling “Fox & Friends” on Friday he held it “in light of the unrest, the pain, and the agony, the protests, the things we’ve seen over the last several weeks.”
“We will come together and seek God’s face and his wisdom as we continue to seek justice, but most importantly to seek justice in the unity that Jesus talks about that his believers must represent,” Watson added. “Believers, Christians have always been at the forefront of different issues and I think this one is no different.”
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The event was put collectively by Watson One Extra Basis, joined by Boston Collaborative, UniteBoston, Larger Issues for Larger Boston, SEND Boston, Black Ministerial Alliance and a number of other different native church buildings.
“I’ve had lots of people attain out to me, [saying], ‘I don’t perceive, the place did all these things come from,’” Watson instructed Boston 25 News. “Educate your self on the historical past of this nation, educate your self on what’s taking place, why are sure individuals feeling sure methods.”
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Watson referenced a verse from the Outdated Testomony guide of Jeremiah that describes God as a God of “kindness, justice, and righteousness.”
“We must continually pray daily. We are one people,” Sean Campbell of Arlington instructed the native CBS affiliate with tears in her eyes.