Before we can pray for abundance we must first unlearn what capitalism has taught us about it. Too often, abundance is associated with obtaining financial wealth.
Anti-Blackness historically weaponized wealth by viewing our enslaved ancestors as capital, and then made it nearly impossible for us to build generational wealth.
Solely praying for financial abundance means we’re actually feeding energy into capitalism, which drains our spirits and relationships with others. How can we reclaim abundance in ways that align with God’s plan for us?
Let’s first remember that we already have everything we need. Spiritual abundance exists in how we practice love, share resources, express gratitude, and care for our communities.
Historically, community care is where our ancestors practiced abundance. During slavery, spiritualists gathered their communities late at night and reminded them God was for Black liberation.
Post emancipation, survivors of the Clotilda banded together and created Africatown. Herbalists provided accessible healthcare to their communities. The Black Panther Party started school breakfast programs. The examples are infinite. Like abundance.
As we build liberated futures, we have the power to redefine what abundance is for us. Redefining begins with honoring the community care efforts we’ve always leaned into despite anti-Blackness trying to divide us.
We already have everything we need.
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