RACISM & SEXISM

Healing starts with the Church. Consider this a soul cleansing prayer. This prayer is a short version taken from Prayer to Release from the Iniquities of Conquering and Conquered Peoples. The complete prayer can be found at www.aslansplace.com or in Generational Prayers by Paul Cox. It is a powerful prayer to recognize how generational sins of racism and sexism have been passed down. Not everything in this prayer will apply to you, but some prayer points will. Invite Holy Spirit to walk with you as you pray through this prayer to the end.

Father God, I offer this prayer on behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:


Territorial Conquest Times and Circumstances:

· Having concubines and many wives at the same time.

· Using women as spoils of war.

· Seeking the death of men in power and authority in order to take their women as merchandise.

· Seeking sexual and sentimental relations with native or local women while away from our marriages and families.

· Believing in the superiority of European men; allowing promiscuous lifestyles without respect for the marriage covenant.


Church and Political Interests:

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Taking on the form of Christianity without adhering to its moral standards and principles.

· Mixing Christian faith with paganism.

· Pretending as a church to be impotent when it was not convenient, thus not limiting the sexual conduct of conquering men in new territories and intentionally ignoring the Biblical teachings on the marriage covenant.

· Not knowing or maintaining the personal covenant between the believer and God, wanting to channel that relationship through sacraments and rituals administered by the clergy.

· Being and allowing a church with militant character; conquering at the point of the sword; mixing all sorts of worldly interests of religious leaders with those of political leaders; being accomplices in the abuse of natives on the part of the conquerors; as a strategy of power, control, domination, business, sustainability, growth, vainglory and security, forcing the conversion of thousands and millions of natives/Indians to the teachings of the Spaniards, French, Portuguese, English or Americans.


Male Chauvinism:

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Substituting the responsible commitment of a covenant for the falsity of a romantic love; treating the instruments and language of romance as a sport, using imaginative, symbolic and poetic games to access the hearts of young women, using words to gain the favor of improper concessions.

· Being lustful men who did not respect their wives, with compulsion to be faithful to our wives, consider them to be inferior and becoming unfaithful, deceitful liars and womanizers.

· Actions of husbands or wives who did not respect the marriage covenant, consequently learning to disrespect other human covenants, whether contracts, constitutions or civil laws.

· Covering up our insecurity by exaggerating our courage, putting it to the test by conquering women and flaunting false virility; letting men turn into sex addicts, driven to lust and insecurity; ignoring morality and making believe that sex was the only way to prove ourselves as males.

· Lust and the desire to be valued, using methods of conquest such as flattery, the suggestion or proposal made indirectly as a joke in case it was rejected, in order to make a love conquest, intoxicating the victim, employing physical and emotional harassment and emotional blackmail.

· Acting as remote parents, demanding husbands, despots, violent and cruel leaders.

· Not being the spiritual heads of our homes, refusing to govern our passions and serve our families, thus becoming the tail and not the head of our homes.

· Putting our mothers above our wives, the mothers of our children, often neglecting, mistreating and taking advantage of them.

· Male chauvinism that led to a loss of authority and a state of loneliness away from our own family.


Mothers:

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Assuming our role as co-administrators of our marriage covenant to demand fidelity, due repentance and discipline of the unfaithful husband, paving the way for a moral and spiritual restoration; saying “Men are like that,” in a fatalistic way without heeding what the Bible says; responding to male chauvinism with resigned and servile subordination.

· Being mothers who taught our daughters to tolerate the infidelity of men; teaching daughters to submit, even to their younger brothers simply because they were male.

· Raising daughters to attract the attention of men; allowing them to be satisfied with the compliments and extravagant lies of men.

· Setting the example for children to grow up under the example of male chauvinism, allowing them to become spoiled and irresponsible at home and causing them to learn through our bad behavior so that they had a right to use and abuse their women.

· Conforming to the sexual behavior of men so that we would not be ashamed publicly; demanding the appearance of decorum and decency rather than a moral, respectful view of the marriage covenant; accepting this double standard.


Love and Emotions:

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Not taking seriously the feelings of our wives because our sinful sense of superiority did not let us see it; replacing compassion with pity, thinking our wives were inferior and believing they cried because they were weak, immature, or capricious; despising the emotions of our women, considering them to be “women’s things” and denying our own emotions that resulted in anger, jealousy, and rage.

· Being emotionally incomprehensible, indifferent and unable to offer pure love; confusing the need of each other for weakness and considering it to be risk rather than love; repressing normal emotions, believing that we would become vulnerable to the abuse of others; seeking power and displacing love because of our own insecurity; trying to win love through conquest and imposition.


Matriarchy:

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Losing respect for men and taking away their place of authority when we did not see them governing with justice; weakening men until they lost their position as leaders in the family; resorting to manipulation and dishonesty to compensate for male domination; preventing our husbands from fulfilling their priestly mission in the family.

· Being emotionally needy as mothers and raising our children for our own benefit; emotionally governing our families in order to fulfill our desires; using our children as comfort, support and best friends, thus preventing them from forming independent homes; using the maternal role to improperly influence, compromise and dominate our children and husbands.

· Keeping our children as infants all their life, childish, tied to their mothers and unable to undertake challenges alone; not allowing our children to assume responsibilities in the home.

· As mothers, controlling our daughters in their marriages; as daughters, sacrificing the happiness of our homes to please and pamper our mothers; flattering those who spoil us, and despising those we consider inferior.

· In our homes, creating emotionally harmful relationships that are full of manipulation and dependence.


Power

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Competing with our mothers-in-law for the love of our husbands; wanting to hold all power in the family as a result of our victim status under male chauvinism; perpetuating matriarchy; using seduction as a weapon.

· Taking advantage of and dominating others in their weaknesses in order to feed our egos; desiring and seeking domination by means of our strong character through blackmail or seduction.

· Teaching the superiority of men over women by misusing Biblical passages; bringing misery and sadness to our homes through the unequal treatment of men and women.


Government

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Creating many distinct social hierarchies in an attempt to impose racism between foreigners and natives; arguing the superiority of some over others in order to remove individual rights with the aim or pretext of legitimizing legal, physical, social, cultural, economic or spiritual abuse.

· Allowing civic service to be reduced to the use of power for profit; obtaining the illegitimate benefit of friends and allies form a culture with no sense of adherence to covenants.

· Refusing to provide education to our women that would allow them to model healthy experiences of marriage; as a family, society and culture, affecting and damaging their dignity and identity; identifying with social and cultural expressions that celebrate and reinforce male chauvinism as acceptable and normal, including songs, sayings, compliments, jokes, phrases, and books; producing or enjoying music, art and literature that supports male chauvinism or matriarchy.


Virginity:

On behalf of myself and my generational line from this day all the way back to the beginning of time. I renounce and repent for:

· Overemphasizing the virginity of women as their main virtue; punishing a woman victim more than the man who abused her in a sexual assault; exercising undue discretion or an exaggerated/skewed concept of the seriousness of sexual sin with the consequence of causing sex to be viewed as shameful, unhealthy, harmful, and taboo.

· Removing sex from the confines of marriage and promoting its pleasure outside of marriage; dividing women into two categories, the marriageable ones and the others; looking for marriage among women of respectable and educated families but considering that sex was to be enjoyed with the non-marriageable ones.

· Marking Mary as a semi-divine image, and using this image to conquer the colonies where women were filled with guilt over sex in circumstances of abuse; imposing at the same time, a false image of a woman who never had sex, but who had happiness; trying to make women believe they could be happy without sex with an unfaithful and lustful husband; using the false image of Mary to subject women to passive behavior toward the fidelity of their husbands; perpetuating the idea that wives should be like the false image of Mary, without need of pleasure.