This morning my husband; Neil, received a phone call about an officer involved shooting in Tupelo. What is so critical is that this makes for the second weekend in a row an officer involved shooting has occurred. Neil and I discussed how we could only remember two other incidents in the entire 9 years he’s served on the force!
This hit me hard and I began praying and meditating about what I could do. While we were driving I noticed an upside down state flag flying in someone’s yard. I asked Neil what it represented and he explained an upside down American flag is a sign of national distress. Well, this was my sign! Our state and even more specifically; our city, is in distress!
I felt an urgency to pray over the entire police department. I rallied some of my prayer warriors and requested they join me in covering and saturating the officers in prayer the following morning. All I could envision was the entire community coming together and rallying around them and the building. I believe this will be essential for things yet to come. This image is symbolic of 1 Sam. 25:16. “They were a wall to us both by night and day all the time we were with them keeping the sheep.” We prayer warriors becoming the wall of protection to the ones who physically protect us.
My parents and I made little cards with Psalm 91:4 printed on it to pass out to each policeman as a reminder of one of God’s promises. Please join me in praying for the unity of Tupelo, the wisdom of our leaders, and for the safety of those who shield and serve it’s citizens.