‘Break Every Chain’ singer, Tasha Cobbs, joins a prayer campaign set up by fellow gospel artist Pastor William Murphy, as he calls for 1000 people to stand in prayer for Kim Burrell.
Kim, who recently hit the headlines due to a viral video of her speaking to her congregation on homosexuality in what has been called an “unloving” manner, has come under an immense amount of fire for making statements during her sermon such as:
“I came to tell you about sin. That sin nature… that perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women… You, as a man, you open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face, you are perverted. You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breasts, you are perverted.”
The amount of negative media attention Kim has received as a result of this video, as well as her being dropped from TV appearances on shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has caused a number of leading Christian personalities to stand up in her defence.
Pastor William Murphy launched his ‘#1000people praying for Kim Burrell’ campaign on social media, which Tasha Cobbs posted on her Instagram feed (alongside his prayer) to show solidarity. The campaign ran for seven days with a daily prayer, such as this one:
“Father, we’re praying for Your daughter and our sister, Pastor Kim Burrell. We plead the Blood over her life, over her ministry and over her career. And, Father, we ask that You would use this season of offence to expose the strategy of the enemy to keep us divided, and that You would cause what the devil meant for evil, to work for our good. We pray for all who were offended, and for all who felt indifferent because of what they heard, and we pray that You would bring clarity and truth, and that our hearts and minds would be open for discussion, even if it doesn’t lead to a complete agreement. Father, use this moment to draw us closer to You, and closer to one another, and don’t allow what we heard and how it made us feel, to harden our hearts towards one another. Give us the courage and the patience to listen to those who believe differently than we do, and cause us to be compassionate and loving towards anyone and everyone who doesn’t believe what we believe. Show us, Holy Spirit, that we can believe differently, and not be indifferent. Show us, Father, that we can disagree, and still love one another and live together in peace.
You so loved the whole world that You gave us Jesus…and I’m praying that You grant us the grace to do the same for one another. In Your loving Son Jesus’ Name, I pray…AMEN! #1000PeoplePraying”
With many Christians calling for more unity in the Body during cases such as this, it seems that William Murphy and Tasha Cobbs are prepared to openly stand for Kim Burrell at this time, and are calling for others to do the same.