You may or may not believe in prayer but I do and I think prayers are needed for our country in a great way. There is so much hate and violence occurring every day and in the past few years our country has went backwards in regards to racial relations. I mostly blame this on the mainstream media because anytime there is a shooting they cannot get the story out fast enough and they make sure to exploit the race of the shooter or the victim. Our politicians are also to blame because they quickly voice their opinion about the incident without knowing all of the facts and I feel most of the time they are only trying to use a tragedy for personal gain. We must open our eyes and see that we as a people are being manipulated by those in the media and the leaders of this country. They don't want us to think for ourselves, they want us to think how they tell us to, they want to pit us against each other while they sit back and continue to get richer. Our nation is divided. It is divided more so today than at any time that I can remember in my adult life. Hate is abundant. Blacks are hated, Muslims are hated, immigrants are hated, whites are hated, cops are hated, Christians are hated, gays are hated and it goes on and on. You cannot be, say or believe what you feel publicly without someone who disagrees with you spewing hate. America is a great country, full of great people, but we must become united again. We must become One Nation Under God. So I ask you to pray for our country, to pray for unity and to pray for peace.