Ahmaud Arbery was born on Mother’s Day in 1994.

Yesterday would have been his 26th birthday.

Yet, tomorrow his mother Wanda Jones will be without him. There are countless black mothers who’ve had to bury children due to senseless hatred.

Today…

We pray for Wanda Jones, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother.

We pray for Allison Jean, Botham Jean’s mother.

We pray for Charmaine Edwards, Jordan Edwards’ mother.

We pray for Dominika Stanley, Aiyana Stanley Jones’ mother.

We pray for Geneva Reed-Veal, Sandra Bland’s mother.

We pray for Georgia Ferrell, Jonathan Ferrell’s mother.

We pray for Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother.

We pray for Lesley McSpadden, Mike Brown’s mother.

We pray for Lucy McBath, Jordan Davis’ mother.

We pray for Maria Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton’s mother.

We pray for Kadiatou Diallo, Amadou Diallo’s mother.

We pray for Monica McBride, Renisha McBride’s mother.

We pray for Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother.

We pray for Se’Quette Clark, Stephon Clark’s mother.

We pray for Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother.

We pray for Valerie Bell, Sean Bell’s mother.

We pray for Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother.

We pray Yolanda Carr, Atatiana Jefferson’s mother.

We pray for all the black mothers who have lost children to hatred.

We pray for black mothers who’s hearts are weary, who are tired, who are afraid, who are grieving and who need comfort now.

May your children who are no longer here be held in our ancestors’ embrace.

May all of our children who are with us be protected.

May you be granted sweet grace. May love enter every cell of your being. May you be comforted. May you find peace. May you be made new.

Àṣẹ. Aameen. Amen.

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