In the aftermath of protests condemning the police killings of unarmed African-American men Alton Sterling, 37, and Philando Castile,32, and the murders of five policeman in Dallas at a Black Lives Matters rally, people are wondering what they can do to bring about racial reconciliation. One Louisiana woman thinks she has the answer--prayer.

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Kim Muyaka, an African-American woman took the time to hold hands with and pray for a white sheriff's deputy in the parking lot of strip mall. Muyaka posted a photo of the impromptu blessing on Facebook, where it is going viral. Her post has been shared more than 22,000 times since it was originally posted on July 9.

In her caption to the photo, Muyaka said the police officer was shaking with fear while they prayed together. She said she asked God to protect the deputy and have him wield the power that he has righteously, not maliciously. People who know Muyaka praised her for her courage and godliness. The photo appears to be popular with people who don’t know Muyaka because, according to commenters on the post, it is a poignant reminder of the brotherhood of mankind and it shows the power we have to change the world around us. 

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