This witness was given by the Rev. Deacon Chris McCloud at the Candlelight Vigil for Peace, held at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral on December 7, 2014 in response to the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, declining to bring charges in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Dear Lord, I need you to hear my cry. I need you to hear my pain. Dear Lord, I need you hold me close today. Please Lord… hold me closer than close because I am simply exhausted… simply exhausted.