Book That Includes 'Satanic Prayer' to 'Hate White People' Being Sold at Target
Prayer described as 'completely anti-biblical'
A new book that includes a satanic "prayer" from a Black female author, who asks God to "help" her "hate White people," is being sold at Target.
The book titled "A Rhythm of Prayer" by Sarah Bessey contains passages from multiple authors and is listed in the "Religion + Beliefs" section and "Christian Life" subsection.
Chanequa Walker-Barnes begs the lord to help her “hate white people” and the “nice ones, the Fox News-loving, Trump-supporting voters who ‘don’t see color’ but who make thinly veiled racist comments about ‘those people.."
Ryan McAllister, the Lead Pastor at Life Community Church in Alexandria, Virginia, tweeted photos of the passage in question titled "Prayer of a Weary Black Woman" by author Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Ph.D.
McAllister described the prayer as "completely anti-biblical."
On Saturday, one of the members of my church sent me these images of a “devotional” she found in Target. This kind of thinking is a direct result of CRT and is completely anti-biblical. I shared the first page on Saturday but let me now share the whole thing for context: pic.twitter.com/oiRxHQXY53— Ryan McAllister ن (@RyanTMcAllister) April 5, 2021
The author prays to God to help her "hate White people" or "at least want to hate them."
"At least, I want to stop caring about them individually and collectively. I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, and they can stop being racist," Walker-Barnes writes.
She adds that she is "not talking about the White anarchist allies who have taken up this struggle against racism with their whole lives" but rather the "nice" white people, including those "who are happy to have [her] over for dinner but alert the cops every time an unrecognized person of color passes by their houses," and those "who claim the progressive label but are really wolves in sheep's clothing."
"Let me stop seeing them as members of the same body," the author writes.
Walker-Barnes writes that God has kept her "love and ... hope steadfast even when" White people "have trampled on it."
Walker-Banes reacted to the backlash with a tweet claiming she wrote the prayer "after a White person -- someone I would have called a friend at the time -- dropped the N-word in a casual conversation."
When my grandfather was 7, he & his dad escaped from their SC sharecropping farm in the middle of the night. They ran away to FL. In the 1900s, y’all, they had to escape under the cover of darkness!— Dr. Chanequa (@drchanequa) April 7, 2021
She added that her grandfather and great-grandfather in the 1900s escaped from a South Carolina sharecropping farm, and she took her "rage to God in prayer" after her friend said the N-word.
"In all truth, my family and my personal experiences have given me millions of reasons to hate White people," she said.
"The hatred would be justified. I could even find biblical precedent for it."
On Target's website, the book is described as "a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another."